battle dress


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

Origin of battle dress

1
First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby battle dress

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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

battledress

/ (ˈbætəlˌdrɛs) /


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

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