trench foot

noun Pathology.
  1. injury of the skin, blood vessels, and nerves of the feet due to prolonged exposure to cold and wet, common among soldiers serving in trenches.

Origin of trench foot

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for trench foot

Historical Examples of trench foot

  • That last pair sent me nearly cost me a court martial by my getting my feet into trench-foot condition.

British Dictionary definitions for trench foot

trench foot

  1. a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water
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trench foot in Medicine

trench foot

  1. A condition of the foot resembling frostbite, caused by prolonged exposure to cold and dampness and often affecting soldiers in trenches.immersion foot
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