flak jacket

noun

Definition of flak jacket

: a jacket containing metal plates for protection against flak broadly : a bulletproof vest

called also flak vest

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Their military green outfits and flak jackets blend in with the light brown cliffs. Anna Pujol-mazzini, Time, "Violence in Mali Put an End to a Thriving Tourist Industry. Now the Government Wants to Tap Into China's Tourism Market," 18 June 2019 An attorney for Pérez did not comment upon leaving the courtroom after the hearing as police whisked away the suspect, who was wearing a red T-shirt, a flak jacket and a helmet. Danica Coto, The Denver Post, "David Ortiz shooting: Dominican Republic officials identify man believed to have paid hitmen," 18 June 2019 An attorney for Pérez did not comment upon leaving the courtroom after the hearing as police whisked away the suspect, who was wearing a red T-shirt, a flak jacket and a helmet. Danica Coto, courant.com, "Dominican Republic officials identify man believed to have paid David Ortiz hitmen," 18 June 2019 An attorney for Pérez did not comment upon leaving the courtroom after the hearing as police whisked away the suspect, who was wearing a red T-shirt, a flak jacket and a helmet. CBS News, "10th suspect in David Ortiz shooting to be held for 1 year in prison," 17 June 2019 Nylon, the synthetic material invented by DuPont for women’s stockings, was used to make parachutes, glider tow ropes, aircraft fuel tanks and flak jackets, according to Smithsonian magazine. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "D-Day: How American and British technology helped win the battle and World War II," 6 June 2018 In the textile market these police officers sit in every booth and stall, selling things; their helmets and flak jackets, which are uncomfortable, are often doffed. The Economist, "China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other," 31 May 2018 Franken was set up, the believers say, starting with the flak jacket photo, which was a hoax orchestrated by a Trump supporter. Laura Mcgann, Vox, "The still-raging controversy over Al Franken’s resignation, explained," 21 May 2018 The visuals also tend to be stacked against the government — flak jackets and Humvees versus moms in jeans shielding their screaming children. Mike Hale, New York Times, "Review: Taylor Kitsch Is a Charismatic David Koresh in ‘Waco’," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of flak jacket

1950, in the meaning defined above

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flak jacket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flak jacket

: a special jacket that is worn by soldiers, police officers, etc., for protection against flak or bullets

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