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mess kit

n.
A set of cooking and eating utensils compactly arranged in a kit, used by soldiers and campers.

mess kit

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

mess′ kit`


n.
a portable set of cooking and eating utensils, used esp. by soldiers and campers. Also called mess′ gear`.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.mess kit - kit containing a metal dish and eating utensilsmess kit - kit containing a metal dish and eating utensils; used by soldiers and campers
kit, outfit - gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
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The Japanese did it in 1945, after which they threw their mess kit away, swearing they would never eat again.
MY FATHER'S MESS KIT was not what it sounds like, namely a snapped-together aluminum dinner set, complete with dual-purpose utensils, that you buy to go camping.
He was a radio operator, and his mess kit and canteen, on display, stayed with him throughout his ordeal and helped him retain his identity, Ms.
You don't need an expensive tent and a titanium mess kit.
It's sort of the equivalent of an American mess kit.
One time I had just finished putting my mess kit in hot water and soap when this guy behind me said, "Come on, you dirty Jew, move it.
Inman and Trooper Barnett (Blakemore's Dragoons) arriving with fanfare, bursting of purple smoke grenades and Bergens stuffed with mess kit.
Dress code is mess kit or dinner jacket with military medals and evening dress for ladies.
When I left there, I had a full stomach and my mess kit full of rice to give Roy (Becraft).