K ration
noun Etymology: probably alteration of C ration, but taken as initial of Ancel B. Keys b1904 American physiologist Date: circa 1940 a lightweight packaged ration of emergency foods developed for the United States armed forces in World War II

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  • K ration — ☆ K ration n. a compactly packaged meal for emergency use in the field by military personnel in World War II …   English World dictionary

  • K-ration — The K ration was an individual daily combat food ration which was introduced by the United States Army during World War II. It was originally intended as an individually packaged daily ration for issue to airborne troops, tank corps, motorcycle… …   Wikipedia

  • K ration — noun a small package of emergency rations; issued to United States troops in World War II • Hypernyms: ↑field ration * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized K Etymology: after A. B. Keys b1904 American physiologist : a lightweight packaged ration… …   Useful english dictionary

  • K ration — 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. Cf. C ration. [1940 45; K for Ancel Keys (born 1904), American… …   Universalium

  • K ration — n. mil an emergency military field ration for use under combat conditions, consisting of three separate packaged meals Compare C ration • Etymology: 1940–45; K for Ancel Keys (born 1904), U.S. physiologist …   From formal English to slang

  • K ration — noun An individual daily combat food ration introduced by the during World War II and comprising three courses for breakfast, dinner and supper …   Wiktionary

  • k ration — n. small package of emergency food rations that were supplied to the U.S. armed forces in World War II …   English contemporary dictionary

  • K-ra|tion — «KAY RASH uhn, RAY shuhn», noun, or K ration, U.S. army rations issued to troops in the field when other rations are not available, and providing three meals, consisting of highly concentrated or dehydrated portions of food, including meat,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ration K — Déjeuner de la ration K. Dîner de la ration K …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ration alimentaire de l'armée américaine — Une ration alimentaire durant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. La ration alimentaire de l armée américaine est la ration alimentaire fournie aux soldats des forces armées des États Unis. Comme toutes les rations alimentaires militaires, elle est… …   Wikipédia en Français

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