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A set of cooking and eating utensils compactly arranged in a kit, used by soldiers and campers.
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1. (Military) Brit formal evening wear for officers
2. (Military) Also called: mess gear eating utensils used esp in the field
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a portable set of cooking and eating utensils, used esp. by soldiers and campers. Also called mess′ gear`.
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