Definition of iron rations in English:

iron rations

plural noun

  • A small emergency supply of food.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These pockets are military pockets with room for ammunition clips and grenades and iron rations.’
    supplies, food and drink, food, stores, stocks, groceries, foodstuff, foodstuffs, rations, eatables, edibles, fare, daily bread, staples
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iron rations