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flak jacket

U.S. Air Force. an armored garment made of steel plates covered by a padded fabric, designed to protect vital parts of the body from shrapnel.
a protective vest, especially one that is bulletproof.
Also called flak vest.
Origin of flak jacket
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
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flak jacket

a reinforced sleeveless jacket for protection against gunfire or shrapnel worn by soldiers, policemen, etc
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flak jacket

noun phrase

A bulletproof vest or other protective garment for the chest: the flak jacket Oiler QB Dan Pastorini wore last year/ Nebraska officials said that Berringer, who was wearing a flak jacket, was not in pain but was held out in the second half

[1950s+; fr the protective jacket worn by aircrew members in WWII]

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