bomb·​proof | \ ˈbäm-ˌprüf How to pronounce bombproof (audio) \

Definition of bombproof

1 : safe from the force of bombs
2 : extremely sturdy or durable a bombproof parka a bombproof horse

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Examples of bombproof in a Sentence

the manufacturer's bombproof powerboats can take a lot of punishment
Recent Examples on the Web The bombproof design comes at a cost but will last for decades. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 1 Apr. 2020 An outdoor shed that costs less than $150 and a bombproof bike locker? Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 24 Apr. 2015 The bunker in Ivano-Frankivsk is not bombproof either. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 The four-layer PVC material used in the bags is absolutely bombproof—I’ve never had any durability issues. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 3 July 2014 And when bad weather rolled in, the Kingdom was practically bombproof. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 23 Mar. 2021 In addition to their insulating properties and reusability, most stainless steel containers are bombproof. The Editors, Field & Stream, 18 July 2019 The Eldorado marries the steep side walls of an A-frame that shed snow with the strength of a dome, and the result is a near-bombproof tent. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 3 Dec. 2020 Prewar buildings can be nearly bombproof, but their cast-iron sewers are full of corrosion, their brass plumbing brittle and cracked. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of bombproof

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jun 2022

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“Bombproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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