small package of emergency food rations that were supplied to the U.S. armed forces in World War II
n : a small package of emergency rations; issued to united states troops in world war ii [syn: 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 couriers, and other mobile forces for short durations. The K-ration provided three separately boxed meal units: breakfast, dinner (lunch) and supper (dinner).
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1. a small package of emergency rations; issued to United States troops in World War II
(hypernym) field ration
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