from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A condition of the foot resembling frostbite, caused by prolonged exposure to cold and dampness and often affecting soldiers in trenches.
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- noun A medical condition which can affect the feet when they are constantly cold and wet. Similar to, but not the same as
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- noun resembling frostbite but without freezing; resulting from exposure to cold and wet
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From its occurrence among soldiers in trenches.]
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