battle dress

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. battle,
  2. battle clasp,
  3. battle creek,
  4. battle cruiser,
  5. battle cry,
  6. battle fatigue,
  7. battle group,
  8. battle jacket,
  9. battle lantern,
  10. battle line

Origin of battle dress

First recorded in 1935–40

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Examples from the Web for battledress

  • 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

battledress

/ (ˈbætəlˌdrɛs) /

noun

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