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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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  • A dozen men in UN battledress came up and took them prisoner.

    Hunter Patrol Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for battledress

battledress

/ˈbætəlˌdrɛs/
noun
1.
the ordinary uniform of a soldier, consisting of tunic and trousers
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