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Meaning of "C rations" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD C RATIONS

C(Ombat) rations.
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PRONUNCIATION OF C RATIONS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF C RATIONS

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C rations is a noun.
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WHAT DOES C RATIONS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

C rations

C-ration

The C-Ration, or Type C ration, was an individual canned, pre-cooked, and prepared wet ration. It was intended to be issued to U.S. military land forces when fresh food or packaged unprepared food prepared in mess halls or field kitchens was impractical or not available, and when a survival ration was insufficient. Development began in 1938 with the first rations being field tested in 1940 and wide-scale adoption following soon after. Operational conditions often caused the C-ration to be standardized for field issue regardless of environmental suitability or weight limitations. The C ration was replaced in 1958 with the Meal Combat Individual. Although officially a new ration, the MCI was derived from and very similar to the original C ration, and in fact continued to be called "C rations" by American troops throughout its production life as a combat ration. Although the replacement for the MCI, the MRE, was formally adopted as the Department of Defense combat ration in 1975, the first large-scale production test did not occur until in 1978 with the first MRE I rations packed and delivered in 1981.

Definition of C rations in the English dictionary

The definition of C rations in the dictionary is tinned food formerly issued in packs to US soldiers.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE C RATIONS

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C-in-C
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C.-in-C.
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C.diff
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WORDS THAT END LIKE C RATIONS

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Synonyms and antonyms of C rations in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «C rations» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

ç口粮
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

raciones C
570 millions of speakers

English

C rations
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सी राशन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

حصص C
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

C рационы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rações C
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সি রেশন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

C rations
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

C rations
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

C Rationen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

C配給
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

C 배급
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

C rations
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

C khẩu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सी राशन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

K rasyonlar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

razioni C
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

racje C
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

C раціони
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

C rații
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μερίδες C
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Translator English - Afrikaans

C rantsoene
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

C ransoner
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

C rasjoner
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «C RATIONS»

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C Rations for the Warrior's Heart: 31 Meals for the Long March
Jean is the light of my earthly life. For just over 50 years we have learned, often the hard way, to walk life's journey as one. Thirty-six of those years have been spent overseas in various foreign cultures.
Robert Boardman, 2003
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Grambo: The True Adventures of an American Grandmother in ...
the trip, which would cover twelve thousand miles over thirty days, so he scrounged for extra C-rations from every friend at every mess hall he possibly could. C-rations were commercially prepared meals for soldiers in the field or for when hot ...
Evelyn Dykes Chriswell, 2010
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The Vietnam War
Preparing and getting the A rations or B rations out to the men in the field was not always possible, and as a result, the troops ate a lot of C rations. C rations, or “ meal, combat, individual,” were first developed in 1938, made famous in World ...
James E. Westheider, 2007
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US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-70: Vietnam
This Marine seems to be expressing the typical attitude toward another meal of C -rations and tepid water from a canteen. He is wearing the camouflage utility trousers introduced in mid-1968, and a non-standard pistol belt with cartridge loops.
Ed Gilbert, 2004
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Voices from the Pacific War: Bluejackets Remember
I took off my clothes and put my C-rations underneath the clothes. Then I went down to swim in the ocean to try and get clean. I probably got dirtier because the water was so foul from all the dead bodies. When I got back to where I had left my  ...
Bruce M. Petty, 2004
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Far Eastern Tour: The Canadian Infantry in Korea, 1950-1953
I4 Another problem with C—rations was their susceptibility to tem— perature extremes. In hot weather, the unappetizing layer of fat that surrounded such culinary favourites as turkey loaf melted, saturat— ing the entree and leaving soldiers ...
Brent Byron Watson, 2002
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A Glass Half Full
If not in the rear, we ate C-rations. The C-rations were endurable for about three or four months. After eating them for that period of time, you got to the point, where you would gag at the sight of them. One time we were resupplied with blood ...
Morris Watford, 2003
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Food in the American Military: A History
Wooden spoons were included in C rations in 1945 while plastic spoons were substituted at the beginning of the Korean War. The Army Field Forces, the marine corps, and the Army Medical Service all maintained that three spoons should be ...
John C. Fisher, Carol Fisher, 2010
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Fighting in Vietnam: The Experiences of the U.S. Soldier
Each one provided 1,200 calories, and the daily ration of three large C rations provided the minimum of 3,600 calories needed each day to sustain the average soldier. Each ration contained a meat item; a vegetable, fruit, or bread food; and an ...
James Westheider, 2011
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My Vietnam
LRRP rations and C rations were better than mess hall food. Dick Clearman Lt. Colonel - Battalion Executive Officer, Army Artillery For the first seven months, I was with my battalion and we had A, and C rations. A rations are all canned goods ...
Ed Kugler, 2008

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «C RATIONS»

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Swamp Water Jurisprudence: The unwinnable war on drugs
During World War II, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, our combat troops were provided cigarettes in C rations (“Lucky Strike Green has gone ... «Winona Post, Jul 15»
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Brainerd veteran works to remember the forgotten war
Pederson's diet consisted of C Rations, packaged cold food the Army provided. Once, Pederson's company was brought hot food, which ... «Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Jun 15»
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PTSD: The War Disorder That Goes Far Beyond the Battlefield
They had no medic and no backup and didn't even dare eat C rations, because, Gomez said, they were afraid their body odor would give them away. They ate ... «Vanity Fair, May 15»
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Veterans honored for service, sacrifice
He drew more laughs when he talked about his least favorite C rations — ham and lima beans, referred to as “ham and Muthas.” Cook, R-Apple ... «Victorville Daily Press, Apr 15»
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Divergent Views of the Holocaust Form Root of Tension With Israel
For American Jewish soldiers, in particular, the experience was of liberating concentration and death camps — sharing C rations with starving ... «Jewish Daily Forward, Apr 15»
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Foods of War: Hardtack
From MREs, to C rations, to HooAH! Bars, the provisions consumed by soldiers and sailors have a storied history that illustrates the nutritional ... «War on the Rocks, Apr 15»
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Notable & Quotable: How to Avoid War
Oh, and the Ukranians, er, let them fight the Russians with C rations. Robert Smith subscriber 5pts. As Teddy Roosevelt said, "Speak softly and ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
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Memories of MREs and C rations
CNN.com readers shared their stories and memories of MREs and C rations. Some of the responses have been edited for clarity and length. «CNN, Sep 07»
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« EDUCALINGO. C rations [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/c-rations>. Feb 2019 ».
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