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battle dress

noun
1.
military field uniform and accouterments, generally camouflaged and stripped of all ornamentation.
Origin of battle dress
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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  • Men in battle dress were establishing a perimeter around the clubhouse.

  • This was his battle dress, and the only defensive armour which he wore.

    Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • And he noted with a tinge of excitement that each man was in battle dress.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
  • He was tall, taller even than Kennon, and the muscles of his body showed through the tightness of his battle dress.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone

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