battle rattle


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

First Known Use of battle rattle

1995, in the meaning defined above

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“Battle rattle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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