shockproof

[shok-proof]

adjective

Also shock-proof. (of timepieces, machinery, etc.) protected against damage resulting from anticipated shocks.

verb (used with object)

to protect (timepieces, machinery, etc.) against damage resulting from anticipated shocks.

Nearby words

  1. shocking,
  2. shocking pink,
  3. shockingly,
  4. shockley,
  5. shockley, william bradford,
  6. shockstall,
  7. shockumentary,
  8. shod,
  9. shoddy,
  10. shoe

Origin of shockproof

First recorded in 1910–15; shock1 + -proof

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British Dictionary definitions for shockproof

shockproof

adjective

capable of absorbing shock without damagea shockproof watch
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