a deep olive color.
woolen cloth of this color, used especially for U.S. Army uniforms.
a military uniform made from this cloth.
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How to use olive drab in a sentence
Meathead nodded down the hallway where two olive drab duffel bags and a rucksack sat next to the front door.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand | Elliot Ackerman | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a trim body, they could see from where they stood, clad in dark garments of olive drab that hugged the lean limbs close.Tharon of Lost Valley | Vingie E. Roe
His olive drab was tattered and stained; he must have lost his cap or sold it to buy tobacco.Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany | Edward Lyell Fox
And you can't be funny, can you, when you're hypnotised by three stony-faced females all doubled up over a bunch of olive-drab?Cheerful--By Request | Edna Ferber
The service uniform is either cotton (summer) or woolen (winter) olive drab.Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army | War Department.
Never appear outside your room or tent with your coat or olive-drab shirt unbuttoned or collar of coat unhooked.Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army | War Department.
British Dictionary definitions for olive drab
a dull but fairly strong greyish-olive colour
(as adjective): an olive-drab jacket
cloth or clothes in this colour, esp the uniform of the US Army: Abbreviation: OD
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