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mess kit

noun
1.
a portable set of usually metal cooking and eating utensils, used especially by soldiers and campers.
Also called mess gear.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for mess-kit

mess kit

noun (military)
1.
(Brit) formal evening wear for officers
2.
Also called mess gear. eating utensils used esp in the field
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