bul·​let·​proof ˈbu̇-lət-ˌprüf How to pronounce bulletproof (audio)
 also  ˈbə-
: impenetrable to bullets
bulletproof glass
: not subject to correction, alteration, or modification
a bulletproof argument

Examples of bulletproof in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulletproof. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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bul·​let·​proof ˈbül-ət-ˌprüf How to pronounce bulletproof (audio)
: so made as to prevent the passing through of bullets
bulletproof glass

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