Meaning of battledress in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbatldrɛs/

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mass noun
  • Combat dress, particularly as worn by British soldiers during the Second World War.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Thelma, who is 46, has swapped her smart business suit for desert battledress and is now waiting at RAF Lyneham for the orders that will send her to the Gulf.’
    • ‘I had to do this while wearing battledress still soaked with seawater from when I waded ashore from the landing craft.’
    • ‘Jack has taken to wearing full battledress at meetings - he says the tin helmet protects him from Jamieson.’
    • ‘They thankfully were not in normal battledress, so there hopefully would not be as much attention on her.’
    • ‘After boots and battledress he rejoined academia, enrolling in a course of National Economics.’
    • ‘After two decades as the Army's standard field clothing, the battledress uniform will be replaced.’