flak jacket

A special piece of clothing worn by soldiers to protect them from shrapnel and grenade fragments, other non-direct fire and battlefield debris. Sometimes used informally to connotate any of the various forms of a bullet-proof vest.

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  • flak jacket — flak jackets N COUNT A flak jacket is a thick sleeveless jacket that soldiers and policemen sometimes wear to protect themselves against bullets …   English dictionary

  • flak jacket — flak ,jacket noun count a heavy jacket with a metal layer inside that soldiers and police officers wear for protection against bullets …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flak jacket — ► NOUN ▪ a sleeveless jacket made of heavy fabric reinforced with metal, worn as protection against bullets and shrapnel …   English terms dictionary

  • flak jacket — n. a vestlike, bulletproof jacket worn as by soldiers …   English World dictionary

  • flak jacket — flak .jacket n a special coat made of strong, heavy material to protect soldiers and policemen from bullets …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Flak jacket — A flak jacket or flak vest is a form of protective clothing designed to provide protection from shrapnel and other indirect low velocity projectiles. Today it frequently refers to bulletproof vests, particularly Type III and above which have… …   Wikipedia

  • flak jacket — 1. U.S. Air Force. an armored garment made of steel plates covered by a padded fabric, designed to protect vital parts of the body from shrapnel. 2. a protective vest, esp. one that is bulletproof. Also called flak vest. [1955 60] * * * noun, pl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flak jacket — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flak jacket : singular flak jacket plural flak jackets a heavy jacket with a metal layer inside that soldiers and police officers wear for protection against bullets …   English dictionary

  • flak jacket — flak′ jack et n. clo a protective vest. Also called flak′ vest …   From formal English to slang

  • flak jacket — noun Date: 1950 a jacket containing metal plates for protection against flak; broadly a bulletproof vest called also flak vest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flak jacket — /ˈflæk dʒækət/ (say flak jakuht) noun 1. a sleeveless jacket with reinforcement designed to protect the wearer against gunfire, worn by police officers, soldiers, etc. 2. a fashion garment of similar appearance …   Australian English dictionary

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