Definition of field dressing in English:

field dressing


  • 1Agriculture. Manure or other fertilizer spread over or ploughed into a field.

  • 2A bandage of a type used for dressing a wound on the battlefield.

  • 3Chiefly North American. The action or process of removing the internal organs of hunted game soon after the kill.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (c1700–1758), agriculturist and writer. From field + dressing.


field dressing

/ˈfiːl(d) ˌdrɛsɪŋ/