c rations

C ration

any of various canned or prepackaged foods used as field rations in the U.S. armed forces.
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C rations or C-rations
pl n
tinned food formerly issued in packs to US soldiers
[C20: C(ombat) rations]
C-rations or C-rations
pl n
[C20: C(ombat) rations]

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Main Entry:  C rations
Part of Speech:  n pl
Definition:  the canned food formerly served to U.S. soldiers
Etymology:  from C for combat
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C ration
canned ration
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