bomb·​proof ˈbäm-ˌprüf How to pronounce bombproof (audio)
: safe from the force of bombs
: extremely sturdy or durable
a bombproof parka
a bombproof horse

Examples of bombproof in a Sentence

the manufacturer's bombproof powerboats can take a lot of punishment
Recent Examples on the Web The single-wall, top-grade stainless-steel cup is dishwasher safe and certainly feels bombproof. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 15 Aug. 2014 The suit looks bombproof, with design details such as integrated rubber boots (rather than just neoprene), removable gloves, and an inflatable pillow for in-water neck support. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2015 To save up, Argentines stuff bundles of American bills into old clothes, beneath floor boards and in bombproof safe deposit boxes past nine locked gates and five stories beneath the ground. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bombproof was in 1702

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“Bombproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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bomb·​proof ˈbäm-ˈprüf How to pronounce bombproof (audio)
: safe against the explosive force of bombs

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