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[ bool-it-proof ]


  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)

  1. to make (something) bulletproof.


/ ˈbʊlɪtˌpruːf /


  1. not penetrable by bullets

    bulletproof glass


  1. tr to make bulletproof

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bulletproof1

First recorded in 1855–60; bullet + -proof

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Example Sentences

They struggled with a flimsy set of barricades as a mob in helmets and bulletproof vests pushed its way toward the Capitol entrance.

As dark approached that night, The Post reported, Proud Boys were observed putting on Kevlar helmets, bulletproof vests, protective forearm coverings and rucksacks.

The same year, she arranged for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to be transported to Moscow from the Louvre in Paris and displayed at the Pushkin behind bulletproof glass — one of several celebrated exchanges she orchestrated during the Cold War.

The car salesman has even stocked up on food, water and bulletproof vests for his family — in case the election sparks something bad.

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That Presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack.

Now, his new book “The Bulletproof Diet,” claims to offer a weight loss solution that lets you have your butter, and eat it too.

Padre Goyo, with his clerical collar and his bulletproof vest, is an icon for those fighting drugs and corruption.

They collected money for helmets, bulletproof vests, medication and even vehicles.

Those on official business must find their way to a small, bulletproof window out back, buzz for help, and wait.

Though unlike these artists, Bulletproof Stockings exclusively performs for ladies-only audiences.

One of the suggestions that we made was that there be bulletproof glass in front of the President's lectern.

The top, sides, and underpart are all of bulletproof construction.

Third, use a specially armored car with bulletproof glass and have such cars readily available in locations frequently visited.

Well, as to the bubble top which accompanied this car on November 22, 1963, was that bulletproof or bullet resistant?

Do you know whether or not an effort is being made at the present time to develop a bullet-resistant or bulletproof top.


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