One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A walker. In quots. as a nickname or epithet for the English traveller and writer, Thomas Coryate (1577–1617).
2A walk; (sometimes) specifically one taken to stretch the legs after a period of sitting or inactivity. Compare to stretch one's legs.
Early 17th century. From leg + stretcher, after to stretch one's legs.
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