K ration

\ ˈkā- How to pronounce K ration (audio) \

Definition of K ration

: a packaged ration of emergency foods developed for the U.S. armed forces in World War II

First Known Use of K ration

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for K ration

probably alteration of C ration, but taken as initial of Ancel B. Keys †2004 American physiologist

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“K ration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/K%20ration. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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