dress uniform


Definition of dress uniform

: a uniform for formal wear

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White gloves and dress uniforms, bugles and bagpipes, an American flag suspended between firetrucks and a riderless horse — symbolizing a fallen warrior who never returned home — were all part of the ceremony honoring the life of the 35-year-old. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "‘He was the best of us’: Police and community honor fallen Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno," 31 July 2018 Hamilton, dressed in his military dress uniform, did not speak during Tuesday's proceedings and often hung his head as his actions were described to the jury. Matthew Barakat, Fox News, "Jury hears opening statements in police officer's death," 12 Sep. 2018 Hamilton, dressed in his military dress uniform, did not speak during Tuesday’s proceedings and often hung his head as his actions were described to the jury. Matthew Barakat, The Seattle Times, "Jury hears opening statements in police officer’s death," 11 Sep. 2018 White House officials and Marines in dress uniform worked quickly to set up podiums and display the U.S. and EU flags at the edge of the Rose Garden. Vivian Salama, WSJ, "Juncker’s Trade Pitch to Trump: ‘I Can Be Stupid, as Well’," 26 July 2018 Both parents watched with pride as their daughter, wearing her Army dress uniform talked and exchanged gifts with the mayor in front of the council dais. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Havre de Grace leaders honor hometown National Guard soldier," 9 July 2018 The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. Mary Esch, USA TODAY, "US Army boots West Point officer who touted communist revolution during graduation ceremony," 19 June 2018 The Oneco Fire Company and Sterling Volunteer Fire Department were represented by more than 20 firefighters in dress uniform. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Sterling Honors Fallen Veterans At Memorial Day Parade," 30 May 2018 The exhibit showcases her flight jacket, dress uniform and a photo of a smiling Bernheim looking at a map. Sarah Betancourt, The Christian Science Monitor, "From paranurses to snipers: Exhibit focuses on women's WWII contributions," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of dress uniform

1814, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dress uniform

: a military uniform that is worn at formal events

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