flak jacket


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 The go-to perks for this class are tactical mask, flak jacket and ninja. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "‘The gun is just really powerful’: Here’s the starting meta for the upcoming Call of Duty League season," 10 Feb. 2021 Henrik wasn’t there, but Mr. Asatryan found a flak jacket emblazoned with his name and some of his papers in a pocket. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, "In Armenia, Families Hunt for Signs of Missing Sons After Last Year’s War With Azerbaijan," 6 Mar. 2021 Wine, who regularly wears a helmet and flak jacket on the campaign trail, is seen as the most prominent challenger, ​and his message has struck a chord with Uganda's young people, who have turned out in droves across the country to vote. Brent Swails, David Mckenzie And Stephanie Busari, CNN, "Uganda internet shutdown causes polling problems as ex-popstar takes on veteran President," 14 Jan. 2021 Shotzzy uses a tactical mask or flak jacket for his first slot and lives on Ninja for the third slot — the second perk has underwhelming options. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Learning from ‘Shotzzy,’ Vol. 4: What the Call of Duty League MVP thinks about new Black Ops title, his advice for players," 18 Nov. 2020 Police also found clothes that Rienoehl was seen wearing at the scene of the Portland shooting – a white flak jacket, a black baseball cap and a white T-shirt, according to the search warrant return. oregonlive, "Police confiscated .380-caliber bullet from Michael Reinoehl’s apartment -- same kind used in fatal downtown Portland shooting after Trump rally," 9 Sep. 2020 Many of them were sent to the front line wearing sneakers and without flak jackets and helmets, let alone rifles and ammunition. Sabra Ayres, Los Angeles Times, "As Ukraine waited for U.S. assistance, death toll on eastern front line grew," 16 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of flak jacket

1950, in the meaning defined above

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21 Mar 2021

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“Flak jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flak%20jacket. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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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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