bulletproof

adjective
bul·​let·​proof | \ˈbu̇-lət-ˌprüf also ˈbə- \

Definition of bulletproof 

1 : impenetrable to bullets bulletproof glass

2 : not subject to correction, alteration, or modification a bulletproof argument

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Examples of bulletproof in a Sentence

The car has bulletproof windows. The police officer was wearing a bulletproof vest.

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Two companies that make tactical gear for military and law enforcement officers had bulletproof backpacks for sale. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "I went to a huge conference on school safety. No one wanted to talk about gun control.," 30 July 2018 Louisiana now allows kids to carry bulletproof backpacks in the halls. Jessica Campisi And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "This is the poem a kindergarten teacher hung up so her students know what to do in a school shooting," 7 June 2018 And some students are being equipped with equipment meant to protect them, like bulletproof backpack inserts and clear plastic bags designed to prevent students from bringing weapons into the classroom. Time Staff, Time, "How America's Schools Are Preparing for the Next Shooting," 19 June 2018 Indian authorities were first trying to evacuate sick and injured villagers living near the frontier in bulletproof vehicles amid intense shelling and automatic gunfire, said top police officer S.D. Singh. Washington Post, "India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir; 2 dead, 8 wounded," 3 June 2018 Indian authorities were first trying to evacuate sick and injured villagers living near the frontier in bulletproof vehicles amid intense shelling and automatic gunfire, said top police officer S.D. Singh. Aijaz Hussain, The Seattle Times, "India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir; 2 dead, 8 wounded," 2 June 2018 The titular character, a bulletproof ex-convict with superhuman strength who rids Harlem of its criminals, made the series ripe for comparisons to the Black Lives Matter movement. Aisha Harris, New York Times, "‘Luke Cage’ Season 2: A New Villain and Respectability Politics," 21 June 2018 Salman Khan’s career remains as bulletproof as ever. Lisa Tsering, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Race 3': Film Review," 18 June 2018 Fox 29 reports that eighth-graders at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania were gifted with bulletproof inserts that can turn their backpacks into bulletproof vests in the event of a school shooter. Essence.com, "Pennsylvania School Gifts Graduating 8th Graders With Bulletproof School Accessories," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of bulletproof

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bulletproof was in 1693

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bulletproof

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bulletproof

: made to stop bullets from going through

bulletproof

adjective
bul·​let·​proof | \ˈbu̇-lət-ˌprüf \

Kids Definition of bulletproof

: made to stop bullets from going through

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