mess kit

  1. a portable set of usually metal cooking and eating utensils, used especially by soldiers and campers.

Origin of mess kit

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby mess kit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use mess kit in a sentence

  • Then the blankets, the food, and the mess kit were carried down and stowed in the boat, and by that time it was noon.

    Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
  • When this plan had been discussed and agreed on, it remained only to get together a mess kit, hire a cook, and take the steamer.

    Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
  • It took the men but a short time to bring down all their baggage, provisions, and mess kit to the canoe and stow the load.

    Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
  • This served as a storehouse for provisions and the mess kit, and a sleeping place for Charlie and the Indians.

    Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
  • Mine was lost in the river together with my mess kit, canteen and haversack.

    A Soldier in the Philippines | Needom N. Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for mess kit

mess kit

  1. British formal evening wear for officers

  2. Also called: mess gear eating utensils used esp in the field

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