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athlete's foot a common contagious skin infection characterized by itching and scaling, and caused by fungi that thrive in warm moist places, such as between the toes.
board foot a unit of measure for lumber, equal to one foot square and one inch thick.
calf's-foot jelly the cooled gelatinous edible stock of boiled calves' feet.
cloven foot see cloven hoof.
crow's-foot (usu. pl.) fine wrinkles near the outer corner of a person's eye.
foot brake any brake requiring pressure of the foot, as in an automobile and on some bicycles.
foot fault in tennis, a violation caused if both feet are not behind the base line when one is serving.
foot soldier a soldier who marches and fights on foot; infantryman.
foot-and-mouth disease a severe, very contagious disease of animals such as sheep and cattle, characterized by fever and blisters in the mouth and around the feet or hooves, the teats, and the udder; hoof-and-mouth disease.
foot-candle a unit of illumination equal to that produced by one candela at a distance of one foot, or to one lumen per square foot.
foot-pound a unit of energy equal to the amount necessary to raise a weight of one pound to a height of one foot.
foot-pound-second of, designating, or pertaining to the system of measurement in which the foot, pound, and second are the basic units of length, mass, and time.
foot-poundal a unit of energy equal to the work done by the force of one pound, accelerating one foot per second per second, moving a distance of one foot.
neat's-foot oil a fatty oil obtained by boiling cattle bones and used as a dressing for leather.
on foot by walking.
rabbit's foot the hind foot of a rabbit, sometimes carried as a good luck charm.
single-foot the fast pace of a horse in which the legs move in pairs at each side but not quite at the same time; rack. [2 definitions]
trench foot a diseased condition of the feet that is caused by inactivity and exposure to cold dampness for long periods.
tube foot any of numerous small fleshy tubes on the body surfaces of most echinoderms, such as starfish, used in locomotion, securing food, and the like.