flak jacket

noun

Definition of flak jacket

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

called also flak vest

Examples of flak jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in a warehouse on a shabby industrial site in town, flak jackets, helmets, flashlights, mattresses and blankets are among equipment meticulously boxed up and ready. NBC News, "Israeli town knows conflict with Iran-linked militants, hopes more is not to come," 9 Jan. 2020 On Monday, agents in FBI flak jackets were at a pawnshop in South Amboy. BostonGlobe.com, "The US attorney’s office has used the spelling A-Hady for the last name of the man charged, while his father spelled his last name as Hady.," 17 Dec. 2019 On Monday, agents in FBI flak jackets were at a pawnshop in South Amboy that A-Hady’s father, Alaa Hady, told The Associated Press was his son’s. Washington Post, "Man whose info found on kosher market attacker denied bail," 16 Dec. 2019 War photographers typically wear flak jackets in combat zones. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "For These Sword-Wielding Warriors, Medieval Battles Live On," 27 Aug. 2019 Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers carry automatic rifles and shotguns to control the network of checkpoints and barricades across roads, lanes and intersections in Srinagar. Washington Post, "Kashmir’s main city a maze of razor wire and steel barriers," 14 Aug. 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. Danica Coto, The Denver Post, "David Ortiz shooting: Dominican Republic officials identify man believed to have paid hitmen," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of flak jacket

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Flak jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flak%20jacket. Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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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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