strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells: a bombproof shelter.

verb (used with object)

to make bombproof.

Origin of bombproof

First recorded in 1695–1705; bomb + -proof Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of bombproof

  • Cooper, who worked closely with Ailes at the time, was with him at the News Corp. building when he requested the bombproof glass.

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Historical Examples of bombproof

  • 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.

  • Mrs. Wagoner's husband had been in a bombproof during the war, when Jim Upton (Jim's father) was with his company.

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  • They were to carry guns of heavy metal, and to be bombproof on the top, with a descent for the shells to slide off.

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