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.

Origin:
1910–15

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

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

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