Definition of iron rations in English:

iron rations

plural noun

  • A small emergency supply of food.

    • ‘These pockets are military pockets with room for ammunition clips and grenades and iron rations.’
    • ‘They caused chaos by dragging a huge suitcase down from the shelf and rummaging through the contents before triumphantly producing a package of dried apricots they had brought as iron rations.’
    supplies, food and drink, food, stores, stocks, groceries, foodstuff, foodstuffs, rations, eatables, edibles, fare, daily bread, staples
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Pronunciation

iron rations