bulletproof

[ boo l-it-proof ]
/ ˈbʊl ɪtˌpruf /

adjective

(of vehicles, glass, clothing, etc.) capable of resisting or absorbing the impact of a bullet.
Informal. safe from failure; without errors or shortcomings and beyond criticism: a bulletproof system; a bulletproof budget.

verb (used with object)

to make (something) bulletproof.

Nearby words

  1. bullet train,
  2. bullet wood,
  3. bullethead,
  4. bulletin,
  5. bulletin board,
  6. bulletwood,
  7. bullfight,
  8. bullfighter,
  9. bullfighting,
  10. bullfinch

Origin of bulletproof

First recorded in 1855–60; bullet + -proof

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British Dictionary definitions for bulletproof

bulletproof

/ (ˈbʊlɪtˌpruːf) /

adjective

not penetrable by bulletsbulletproof glass

verb

(tr) to make bulletproof
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