battle rattle

noun

US slang
: full combat gear worn by a soldier
It's a huge leap forward. But, sadly, it's not surprising that, for many Americans, the thought of a woman in full battle rattle fighting alongside men is anathema.Peg McEntee, The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), 28 Jan. 2013

Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of battle rattle was in 1995

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“Battle rattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battle%20rattle. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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