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.
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Origin of K ration
1940–45; K for Ancel Keys (born 1904), American physiologist
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British Dictionary definitions for k ration
a small package containing emergency rations used by US and Allied forces in the field in World War II
Word Origin for K ration
C20: K, from the initial of the surname of Ancel Keys (1904–2004), US physiologist who instigated it
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