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flak jacket

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  1. 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.
  2. a protective vest, especially one that is bulletproof.

Origin of flak jacket

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called flak vest.
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British Dictionary definitions for flak jacket

flak jacket

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