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happy gear
 n.— «Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans” are required to wear an array of protective clothing they refer to as their “happy gear,” ranging from Kevlar drapes over their shoulders and sides, to knee pads and fire-resistant uniforms.» —“Update 6: U.S. Soldiers Question Use of More Armor” by Ryan Lenz Forbes Jan. 7, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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