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dress parade

noun
  1. military a formal parade of sufficient ceremonial importance for the wearing of dress uniform
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Examples from the Web for dress parade

Historical Examples

  • As dress-parade was to come off at once, we stayed to see that.

    Letters from Port Royal

    Various

  • It is to be rather a dress-parade, I must admit, but you needn't worry on that account.

    At the Little Brown House

    Ruth Alberta Brown

  • It was the afternoon of the first day in camp, and the hour for dress-parade.

  • But the regiment goes in as cheerfully as to a dress-parade.

    Following the Flag

    Charles Carleton Coffin

  • At "dress-parade," just before sunset, she was always an attendant.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson