strain fracture n.
A fracture in which a piece of bone attached to a tendon, ligament, or capsule is torn away by an internal or an external force.
noun 1. Geology. a type of extensometer designed for geophysical use. strain gauge noun 1. a device for measuring strain in a machine or other structure, usually consisting of a metal filament that is attached to it and receives the same strain. The strain can be measured by the change in the electrical properties of […]
noun 1. work-hardening. work hardening noun 1. the toughening or strengthening of a metal by cold-working or another mechanical process. strain hardening noun 1. a process in which a metal is permanently deformed in order to increase its resistance to further deformation
verb (used with object) 1. to draw tight or taut, especially to the utmost tension; stretch to the full: to strain a rope. 2. to exert to the utmost: to strain one’s ears to catch a sound. 3. to impair, injure, or weaken (a muscle, tendon, etc.) by stretching or overexertion. 4. to cause mechanical […]
or strainer arch noun 1. an arch for resisting thrusts, as in a flying buttress.