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 Ditch your hodge podge enamelware and pick up this lightweight nesting mess kit for family camping meals. Mandy Harris, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 For instance, camping enthusiasts would appreciate a complete mess kit while cocktail enthusiasts would love a 24-piece bartender kit. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2023 Often, steel wool can be found in a camping mess kit, and 9-volt batteries are often used in walkie-talkies. Jim Baird, Field & Stream, 28 June 2023 They were tasked with repairing uniforms and mess kits. Jordyn Harrell, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2023 The folding cutlery is sturdy and simple; made of stainless steel and beechwood, the set requires little maintenance and packs into any backpack or mess kit. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 19 Dec. 2022 My very first piece of camping gear was a $10 Girl Scouts mess kit purchased in the early 2000s that included a matching plastic plate, bowl, mug, and utensils, all stored in a net drawstring bag. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 13 Apr. 2020 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mess kit was in 1854

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“Mess kit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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