trench foot


noun Pathology.

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.

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Origin of trench foot

First recorded in 1910–15
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Example sentences 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

British Dictionary definitions for trench foot

trench foot

noun

a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water
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Medical definitions for trench foot

trench foot

n.

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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