Fatigue duty
Fatigue Fa*tigue", n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.] 1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. [1913 Webster]

2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains. [1913 Webster]

{Fatigue call} (Mil.), a summons, by bugle or drum, to perform fatigue duties.

{Fatigue dress}, the working dress of soldiers.

{Fatigue duty} (Mil.), labor exacted from soldiers aside from the use of arms. --Farrow.

{Fatigue party}, a party of soldiers on fatigue duty. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fatigue duty — noun labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on) the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson they were assigned to kitchen fatigues • Syn: ↑fatigue • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑a …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatigue duty — extra work assigned to a soldier (Military) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fatigue — [fə tēg′] n. [Fr < fatiguer < L fatigare, to weary < * fatis, exhaustion < base of fames, hunger (see FAMINE) + agere, to drive, make (see ACT1)] 1. physical or mental exhaustion; weariness 2. the cause of this; hard work; toil 3. any …   English World dictionary

  • Fatigue — Fa*tigue , n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.] 1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. [1913 Webster] 2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fatigue call — Fatigue Fa*tigue , n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.] 1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. [1913 Webster] 2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fatigue dress — Fatigue Fa*tigue , n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.] 1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. [1913 Webster] 2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fatigue party — Fatigue Fa*tigue , n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.] 1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. [1913 Webster] 2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fatigue party — noun a group of soldiers on fatigue duty • Hypernyms: ↑party, ↑company * * * fatigue party noun A group of soldiers on fatigue duty • • • Main Entry: ↑fatigue * * * fatigue party, a detail of soldiers engaged in fatigue duty …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatigue — /fəˈtig / (say fuh teeg) noun 1. weariness from bodily or mental exertion. 2. a cause of weariness; labour; exertion. 3. (usually with a modifier) a reduced capacity to respond in an appropriate way to a specified need, duty, etc., due to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • duty assignment — noun a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces) hazardous duty • Syn: ↑assignment • Derivationally related forms: ↑assign (for: ↑assignment) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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