Meaning of “foot-and-mouth” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"foot-and-mouth" in British English

See all translations

foot-and-mouthnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfʊt.ənˈmaʊθ/ us /ˌfʊt.ənˈmaʊθ/ UK UK also foot-and-mouth disease, US hoof-and-mouth

Examples from literature

  • The tongues of sheep-bells ought to be made of meteoric iron or of elf-bolts, in order to insure the animals against foot-and-mouth disease or death by storm. 

(Definition of “foot-and-mouth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)