stone bruise


noun

a bruise on the sole of the foot, caused by walking on or striking against a small stone or other hard object.

Origin of stone bruise

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for stone bruise

  • Got a thorn in your shoe, or a stone-bruise, or a chilblain?

    Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter
  • The last boy, the one with the stone-bruise on his heel, limps around the corner.

    Back Home|Eugene Wood
  • Willie Richey always had at least one stone bruise in the stone-bruise season, and sometimes two.

    Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb