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K ration

noun
1.
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
1940-1945
1940-45; K for Ancel Keys (born 1904), American physiologist
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K ration

noun
1.
a small package containing emergency rations used by US and Allied forces in the field in World War II
Word Origin
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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