• synonyms

battle dress

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

Origin of battle dress

First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for battledress

Historical Examples

  • 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


  1. the ordinary uniform of a soldier, consisting of tunic and trousers
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012