from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fracture of bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load, such as the constant pounding on a surface by runners, gymnasts, and dancers.
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- n. A small crack in a bone caused by repeated stress.
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- n. fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury
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In less than twenty-four hours they would do battle with a well-rested ball club that went 7-0 in the regular season against them; and they would do so without slugging first baseman Justin Morneau—out since mid-September due to a stress fracture of the lower back—and little lineup protection for soon-to-be-League MVP Joe Mauer.