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Meaning of "K ration" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD K RATION

K, from the initial of the surname of Ancel Keys (1904–2004), US physiologist who instigated it.
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PRONUNCIATION OF K RATION

K ration play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF K RATION

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K ration is a noun.
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WHAT DOES K RATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

K ration

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 and supper.

Definition of K ration in the English dictionary

The definition of K ration in the dictionary is a small package containing emergency rations used by US and Allied forces in the field in World War II.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE K RATION

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Synonyms and antonyms of K ration in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «K ration» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF K RATION

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Translator English - Chinese

K表比
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

K ración
570 millions of speakers

English

K ration
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कश्मीर राशन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

K التموينية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

К рацион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

K ração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কে রেশন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ration K
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

K ration
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

K Ration
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

K比
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

K 배급
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

K ration
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

K khẩu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கே ரேஷன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

के राशन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

K rasyonel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

razione K
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

K racja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

До раціон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

K rație
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

K σιτηρέσιο
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

K rantsoen
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

K ranson
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

K rasjon
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «K RATION»

The term «K ration» is used very little and occupies the 172.840 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «K RATION»

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Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Army
270 K-RATIONS K-RATIONS The K-ration was developed in 1940-1941 to provide a lightweight yet nutritionally complete "blitz ration" for parachutists and other highly mobile forces. The Army tested the K-ration, initially called the " Parachute ...
Jerold E. Brown, 2001
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The Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who ...
The K ration was one of their greatest successes. In 1944, its peak year of production, the army procured more than 105 million K rations. The very reason its name was changed was because of its great success and acceptance among military ...
Todd Tucker, 2007
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G.I.: The American Soldier in World War II
The K ration, which came inthree small boxes, was better suited for men obligedto carrytheir food, and was hailed as “a triumph of the packager's art.” TheK ration provided 3,100 to3,400calories a day; it contained a can for each meal (meat, ...
Lee Kennett, 2014
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Health Instruction Yearbook 1943
27 K Ration for American Troops Four days of grueling maneuvers at Fort Benning, Georgia, in which the new, tightly packaged, condensed emergency foods known as "K" ration were tested have made Army quartermasters enthusiastic about ...
Health Instruction Yearbook 1943
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Warman's World War II Collectibles: Identification and Price ...
K RATION, BREAKFAST • Boxed breakfast ration in the 1941 style brown pasteboard carton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$135 (£70) K RATION, BREAKFAST • Boxed breakfast ration in the 1943 style brown and tan camouflaged carton .
John Graf, 2007
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The Long Life Ration Packet (LLRP): A Brief Report
Jungle Ration. Replaced by Ten-in-One Ration. Early World War II ration for one man for four days. K Ration. Obsolete. Under development when World War II began, the K Ration became one of the best remembered rations of that period.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Richard T. Travis, 1991
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Warman's World War II Collectibles: Identification and Price ...
$135 (£82) K-Ration, Breakfast • Boxed breakfast ration in the 1943-style brown and tan “camouflaged” carton. $145 (£88) K-Ration, Supper • Boxed ration in the 1941-style natural pasteboard carton, inscribed “U.S. ARMY FIELD RATION K/ ...
Michael E. Haskew, 2010
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Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in ...
Current ration research considers the macronutrient and micronutrient composition of the foods for each ration under Fig 1314- Field Ration' individual —the K Ration of World varying conditions. Supplements, or completely separate War ...
Karl Friedl, William R. Santee, Borden Institute (U.S.), 2012
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Popular Mechanics
Laboratory of the Chicago Quartermaster Depot, the only laboratory of its kind in the country. The K ration is packed in three separate boxes containing breakfast, dinner and supper. It contains two kinds of biscuit, canned meats, coffee tablets, ...
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Answering the Call
K-ration meal typically consisted of two biscuits; canned cheese, chopped ham and egg, pork loaf or veal loaf opened with a windup key; a high-energy fruit bar, malted milk-dextrose bar or chocolate bar; a “beverage component” of either ...
Stephen L. Wilson, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «K RATION»

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MLB draft results 2015: Yankees draft picks rounds 11-20
In his senior year, the 6-foot, 175-pounder hit .427/.511/.736 with three home runs, 20 extra base hits, 19 stolen bases, and a 20/12 BB/K ration. «Pinstripe Alley, Jun 15»
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Sandberg wants to see Herrera make more contact
Of all qualified players in the early portion of this season, he possesses the tenth-lowest BB/K ration at 0.16. For that reason, Sandberg is ... «PhillyVoice.com, May 15»
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The Oakland A's bullpen: Who stays? Who goes?
He's really earned his way into the set-up conversation when Sean Doolittle comes back from disabled list soon. That BB:K ration is awesome. «Examiner.com, May 15»
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Fantasy Baseball Injury - Homer Bailey
One of the more alarming statistics Bailey produced was the dramatic decrease in his BB/K ration compared to the previous season. «FantasyAlarm.com, Mar 15»
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A World War II Christmas, 70 Years Later
... chocolate bars, powdered drinks and cereal bars — some of the ingredients in a balanced but unlike-home K ration box. At the hill's summit, ... «Gainesville Sun, Dec 14»
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Starved for science: 70 years ago, men participated in landmark …
Keys already had gained fame for developing the K ration, the portable food packet carried by paratroopers and other GIs in combat during ... «Winona Daily News, Nov 14»
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Remembering the Minnesota Starvation Experiment
Keys already had gained fame for developing the K ration, the portable food packet carried by paratroopers and other GIs in combat during ... «Washington Times, Nov 14»
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Ring Crew Reviews: WWE Survivor Series 2013
Once again, RPG Cena finds a K Ration and is back to full health for the shoulderblocks. He whiffs on the second and falls to the outside. «411mania.com, Nov 14»
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70 years ago, the Minnesota Starvation Experiment changed lives
Keys already had gained fame for developing the K ration, the portable food packet carried by paratroopers and other GIs in combat during ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Nov 14»
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World War II relics excavated at Heingang Hill
Relics donated consisted of spent cartridges, K ration tins, aluminum Tiffin etc. Mentioned may be made here that the 2nd world war Imphal ... «E-Pao.net, Nov 14»

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