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noun
a portable set of usually metal cooking and eating utensils, used especially by soldiers and campers.
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Also called mess gear.

Origin of mess kit

First recorded in 1875–80
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mess kit

noun military
British formal evening wear for officers
Also called: mess gear eating utensils used esp in the field
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