K ration

noun \ ˈkā- \

Definition of K ration

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

Origin and Etymology of k ration

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


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