One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small emergency supply of food.
supplies, food and drink, food, stores, stocks, groceries, foodstuff, foodstuffs, rations, eatables, edibles, fare, daily bread, staplesView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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