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rainproof

[reyn-proof]
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adjective
  1. impervious to rain; keeping out or unaffected by rain: a rainproof cover; a rainproof coat.
verb (used with object)
  1. to make rainproof.

Origin of rainproof

First recorded in 1825–35; rain + -proof
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Examples from the Web for rainproof

Historical Examples

  • In this way he built a very comfortable and rainproof bower.

    An American Robinson Crusoe

    Samuel. B. Allison

  • The billets were comfortable and rainproof, making it an ideal place to stay.

  • A more suitable and rainproof roof could scarcely be designed.

  • Cravenette—Cloths treated and finished before weaving by an improved process which renders them rainproof.

    Textiles and Clothing

    Kate Heintz Watson

  • We hasten to the trusty car and are soon ensconced beneath its rainproof coverings.

    In Unfamiliar England

    Thomas Dowler Murphy


British Dictionary definitions for rainproof

rainproof

adjective
  1. Also: raintight (of garments, materials, buildings, etc) impermeable to rainwater
verb
  1. (tr) to make rainproof
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Word Origin and History for rainproof

adj.

also rain-proof, 1788, from rain (n.) + proof (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper