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[mass noun] Uniform of a type intended to be worn by soldiers in actual combat:‘a hulking first lieutenant in combat dress’
- ‘Five gunmen, dressed in combat dress and balaclavas, fired a volley of shots in the air in front of a cheering crowd.’
- ‘As one military analyst noted: ‘Standing on the armoured vehicle with the cannon not capped and in combat dress, that's a show of force.’’
- ‘Some participants pass and kick footballs to each other, while others go the distance in full combat dress.’
- ‘Marching behind are 15 Japanese samurai wearing combat dress and carrying 4ft-long swords.’
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