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, iron rations, eatables, edibles, fare, daily bread, staples

Pronunciation

iron rations