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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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 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. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "D-Day: How New Orleans technology helped win the battle and World War II," 6 June 2018 Each is issued with a helmet, flak jacket and three-foot baton. The Economist, "China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other," 31 May 2018 A few months later, that man entered his school in a sleepy Oregon town, Umpqua Community College, armed with six guns, a flak jacket and spare ammunition. Anchorage Daily News, "For 'Columbiners,' school shootings have a deadly allure," 30 May 2018 Frequent deaths and injuries meant that turnover in the field was constant; when Maranto arrived at Hotel Company, he was issued a flak jacket that had dried blood on it. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat," 15 May 2018 At times, the Marines would use their own flak jackets to cover their comrade from incoming fire. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "The legend of Sergeant Reckless, America's greatest war horse," 15 May 2018

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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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