1. [syn: fatigue duty, fatigue]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of
3. The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated
vibrations or strains.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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 duty, fatigue]