battle rattle

noun

Definition of battle rattle

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

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First Known Use of battle rattle

1995


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