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bombproof

[bom-proof] /ˈbɒmˌpruf/
adjective
1.
strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells:
a bombproof shelter.
verb (used with object)
2.
to make bombproof.
Origin of bombproof
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705; bomb + -proof
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  • When I think of the trenches again I think of the bombproof, near Labasse.

  • With other wounded I was taken to the bombproof in the fort.

    My Life In The South Jacob Stroyer
  • Mrs. Wagoner's husband had been in a bombproof during the war, when Jim Upton (Jim's father) was with his company.

    "Run To Seed" Thomas Nelson Page
  • They were to carry guns of heavy metal, and to be bombproof on the top, with a descent for the shells to slide off.

    Held Fast For England

    G. A. Henty
  • After zigging through a bombproof half-furlong of roof, he was dropping into a large twilit cave.

  • bombproof” shelters and “splinter-proof” traverses were constructed on the parade ground and along the parapet.

  • Mrs. Nixey, the children, and the women of the staff inhabit a bombproof in the back-yard.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • As I waded through the mud to go down into the bombproof, it struck me uneasily that our officers glanced at each other.

  • We lie down on the benches in the bombproof, with our clothes on, with the dirty blankets over us.

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