K-ration definition

An emergency field ration for US armed forces in World War II, consisting of a single packaged meal.
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A compactly packaged meal for emergency use in the field by military personnel in World War II.
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An individual daily combat food ration introduced by the United States Army during World War II and comprising three courses for breakfast, dinner and supper.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
k-ration
Plural:
k-rations

Origin of k-ration

  • After Ancel Benjamin Keys (1904–2004), American physiologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition