fatigue duty

noun
labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)
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the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson

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they were assigned to kitchen fatigues

Syn: ↑fatigue
Hypernyms: ↑assignment, ↑duty assignment

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fatigue duty noun
The nonmilitary part of a soldier's work, such as kitchen duty
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Main Entry:fatigue

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fatigue duty,
nonmilitary work done by members of the armed services. Cleaning up the camp or repairing roads is fatigue duty.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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