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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the manufacturer's bombproof powerboats can take a lot of punishment
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First Known Use of bombproof

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bombproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bombproof

: strong enough to protect someone or something from the force of bombs

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