Meaning of government issue in English:

government issue


  • (of equipment) provided by the government.

    ‘The relationship reaches its nadir when Francis, afraid that she is about to be shipped off to military school, shoots her father with his government issue sidearm.’
    • ‘The building was not standard government issue.’
    • ‘Everything she possessed right now was government issue.’
    • ‘As an additional footnote, in 1956 U.S. military policy dictated the coloring of government issue holsters be changed from natural tan to black.’
    • ‘The government issue x-ray/night vision binoculars worked great but weren't exactly proving to be all that useful in his search.’
    • ‘This was the first standard government issue firearm and the beginning of the long tradition of US military small arms manufacture.’