- 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
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Examples from the Web for trench foot
That last pair sent me nearly cost me a court martial by my getting my feet into trench-foot condition.A Yankee in the Trenches
R. Derby Holmes
- a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water
- 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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