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noun

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

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Origin of battle dress

First recorded in 1935–40
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How to use battle dress in a sentence

  • 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 battle dress

battledress
/ (ˈbætəlˌdrɛs) /

noun

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