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 In addition to their insulating properties and reusability, most stainless steel containers are bombproof. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Reasons Why You Should Switch to a Stainless Steel Canteen," 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, "The Best Winter Tents for Your Next Snowy Adventure," 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, "The Art of Building the Impossible," 23 Nov. 2020 But as demand for paper and bombproof safes declined, those industries took Hamilton down with them. Kevin Williams, Star Tribune, "Ohio industrial city converts former mill into giant indoor sports complex," 4 Nov. 2020 This burden can be alleviated somewhat with the right tools — programming languages and proof-assistant programs designed to help software engineers construct bombproof code. Quanta Magazine, "Hacker-Proof Code Confirmed," 20 Sep. 2016 The tent gets several more small updates, all centered around making it more bombproof and comfortable. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "First Look: Eddie Bauer's Katabatic 2 Tent," 12 June 2018 That set of evening clothes termed a tuxedo is probably the most bombproof uniform in existence. New York Times, "The Invisible Man and the Defiant Woman go to the Oscars," 4 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bombproof

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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22 Jan 2021

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“Bombproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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