mess kit

noun

Definition of mess kit 

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

First Known Use of mess kit

1854, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mess kit

Statistics for mess kit

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mess kit

The first known use of mess kit was in 1854

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on mess kit

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with mess kit

Comments on mess kit

What made you want to look up mess kit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!