What does the word twinge mean?

Usage examples for twinge

  1. He forgot that he was lame, forgot that he had run away- a fact that had cost him a twinge or two of fear or conscience earlier in the morning. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  2. " Few people will be sorry," observed Hugh, although he felt a twinge when his mind reverted to the mothers of the two boys. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson