from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A compact set of eating utensils (including plate, cup, utensils) and sometimes cooking pots etc, used in the field by soldiers and by campers.
  • n. A formal uniform, worn for occasions such as mess dinners.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. kit containing a metal dish and eating utensils; used by soldiers and campers


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