mess kit
noun Date: 1855 a compact kit of nested cooking and eating utensils for use by soldiers and campers

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  • mess kit — mess′ kit n. a portable set of cooking and eating utensils, used esp. by soldiers and campers. Also called mess′ gear • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • mess kit — n. the compactly arranged metal or plastic plates and eating utensils carried by a soldier or camper for use in the field: also mess gear …   English World dictionary

  • Mess kit — For military uniforms for formal occasions, see Mess dress. A mess kit is a collection of silverware and cookware used during camping and backpacking, as well as extended military campaigns. Contents 1 Civilian camping mess kit 2 Military mess… …   Wikipedia

  • mess kit — noun kit containing a metal dish and eating utensils; used by soldiers and campers • Hypernyms: ↑kit, ↑outfit * * * noun or mess gear 1. : the cooking and table utensils of a mess together with the receptacle in which they are packed for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess kit — noun a) A compact set of eating utensils (including plate, cup, utensils) and sometimes cooking pots etc, used in the field by soldiers and by campers. b) A formal uniform, worn for occasions such as mess dinners. Syn: mess set, mess dress, mess… …   Wiktionary

  • mess kit — /ˈmɛs kɪt/ (say mes kit) noun Military formal dress, including a mess jacket, worn by officers on special occasions …   Australian English dictionary

  • mess kit — a portable set of usually metal cooking and eating utensils, used esp. by soldiers and campers. Also called mess gear. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • mess kit — noun 1》 military uniform worn on formal occasions in the mess. 2》 a soldier s cooking and eating utensils …   English new terms dictionary

  • mess kit — n. compact set of metal cooking and eating utensils placed in a compact kit and used by campers or soldiers in the field …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mess dress — Three Canadian officers in shawl or rolled collar jacket and waistcoat style mess dress or mess kit. Miniature medals and other accoutrements are also worn. Mess dress is the military term for the formal evening dress worn in the mess or at other …   Wikipedia

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