iron ration

noun

Definition of iron ration

: an emergency ration

First Known Use of iron ration

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Iron ration.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iron%20ration. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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