Definition of metal fatigue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


metal fatigue

BrE BrE//ˈmetl fətiːɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmetl fətiːɡ//
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weakness in metal that is frequently put under pressure that makes it likely to break The aircraft wings were showing signs of metal fatigue.
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