dress uniform

noun
1.
U.S. Air force. a uniform consisting of the coat and trousers of the service uniform, with a white shirt and black bow tie, worn for formal occasions.
2.
U.S. Army. a blue uniform worn for formal occasions.
3.
U.S. Navy. a dark blue uniform worn in cool seasons or climates.

Origin:
1895–1900

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Example sentences
There is a story behind every one of the decorations that adorn his dress uniform.
The dress uniform would facilitate the performance of some essential emergency duties should the need arise.
The uniform hat and wreath is mandatory when the dress uniform is worn.
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