flak jacket

noun

Definition of flak jacket

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

First Known Use of flak jacket

1950


FLAK JACKET Defined for English Language Learners

flak jacket

noun

Definition of flak jacket for English Language Learners

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


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