mess kit

noun

Definition of mess kit

: a compact kit of nested cooking and eating utensils for use by soldiers and campers

Examples of mess kit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After dinner, Terry went to a small brook to wash his mess kit. Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2021 For those who decide to camp, Stahl recommends packing basic essentials, like a tent, a mess kit, a sleeping bag, old tennis shoes, a water bottle and bug spray. Justice Amick, Indianapolis Star, 19 July 2019 In reality, the Norwegian photographer found them deep in kitchen cabinets and campers’ mess kits. Daniel Stone, National Geographic, 17 June 2019 For those who decide to camp, Stahl recommends packing basic essentials, like a tent, a mess kit, a sleeping bag, old tennis shoes, a water bottle and bug spray. Justice Amick, Indianapolis Star, 19 July 2019 In reality, the Norwegian photographer found them deep in kitchen cabinets and campers’ mess kits. Daniel Stone, National Geographic, 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of mess kit

1854, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

18 Aug 2021

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“Mess kit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mess%20kit. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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