Definition of battledress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbat(ə)ldrɛs/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun]
Combat dress, particularly as worn by British soldiers during the Second World War.
Example sentences
  • Forty years ago this summer, with the map of the Empire all but rolled up, the last British national servicemen returned to Blighty and swapped their battledress for demob suits.
  • We sat with a picnic basket on a green sward and my former employer looked even more like a brigadier in his bulky battledress.
  • Twelve years later, 35-year-old David has switched his battledress for a city suit and is watching the war unfold on television.

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