battle dress

  1. military field uniform and accouterments, generally camouflaged and stripped of all ornamentation.

Origin of battle dress

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby battle dress Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use battle dress in a sentence

  • Players wore battle dress, no pads, no shin guards, no real equipment except skates and sticks.

  • There was a conference between its two occupants—helmeted soldiers in dark brown battle dress.

    Deadly City | Paul W. Fairman
  • 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
  • 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
  • And he noted with a tinge of excitement that each man was in battle dress.

    The Revolt on Venus | Carey Rockwell

British Dictionary definitions for battledress


/ (ˈbætəlˌdrɛs) /

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

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