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plural nounNorth American
A type of canned food formerly used by US soldiers.
- ‘The meals in the case of C rations would not always be the same from one case to another as the date of production on any case of C rations may vary widely.’
- ‘On the frontlines, soldiers were eating K rations, C rations and D rations.’
- ‘For some odd reason, manufacturers tend to label 10-in - 1 rations as C rations.’
- ‘However, they like C rations and will eat them for a longer time than American troops will before complaining.’
C for combat.
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