K ration

K ration

noun
an emergency field ration for U.S. armed forces when other food or rations are not available, consisting of three separate packaged meals of concentrated or dehydrated food.
Compare C ration.


Origin:
1940–45; K for Ancel Keys (born 1904), American physiologist

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K ration
 
n
a small package containing emergency rations used by US and Allied forces in the field in World War II
 
[C20: K, from the initial of the surname of Ancel Keys (1904--2004), US physiologist who instigated it]

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K ration
[Ancel Benjamin] Keys ration
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