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bulletproof

[boo l-it-proof] /ˈbʊl ɪtˌpruf/
adjective
1.
(of vehicles, glass, clothing, etc.) capable of resisting or absorbing the impact of a bullet.
2.
Informal. safe from failure; without errors or shortcomings and beyond criticism:
a bulletproof system; a bulletproof budget.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make (something) bulletproof.
Origin of bulletproof
1855-1860
1855-60; bullet + -proof
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  • One of the suggestions that we made was that there be bulletproof glass in front of the President's lectern.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The operation could be watched through a heavy pane of bulletproof glass.

    The Foreign Hand Tie Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I was willing to bet it was bulletproof and also that it belonged to the Major.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
  • Third, use a specially armored car with bulletproof glass and have such cars readily available in locations frequently visited.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Inside the glass wool was a layer of material serving exactly the function of the coating of a bulletproof gasoline tank.

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British Dictionary definitions for bulletproof

bulletproof

/ˈbʊlɪtˌpruːf/
adjective
1.
not penetrable by bullets: bulletproof glass
verb
2.
(transitive) to make bulletproof
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bulletproof in Technology


Used of an algorithm or implementation considered extremely robust; lossage-resistant; capable of correctly recovering from any imaginable exception condition - a rare and valued quality. Synonym armor-plated.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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