Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A halting or limping; a limp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare A halting or limping.

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  • noun A temporary cramp-like pain in the calf muscles.
  • noun A specific limp caused by this pain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English claudicacioun, from Latin claudicātiō, claudicātiōn-, from claudicātus, past participle of claudicāre, to limp, from claudus, lame.]

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  • Ha, I'm dying to tell Claudia how lame she is.

    December 24, 2012

  • "Many years later, once we saw through his mask, that symbol of his claudication, we summoned the image of Von Aschenbach, as interpreted by Dirk Bogarde in the Visconti film (14, reference to Gathorne-Hardy, anecdote in the book about English public schools)."

    The No Variations by Luis Chitarroni, translated by Darren Koolman, p 77

    September 16, 2013