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iron rations

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌaɪən ˈræʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪərn ˈræʃnz//
 
[plural] (often humorous)
 
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a small amount of food that soldiers and people walking or climbing carry to use in an emergency