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 The army said that because no soldiers were hurt that day, the gunmen might have been referring to Abu Akleh, who was wearing a protective helmet and flak jacket. Josef Federman, BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2022 On the flight back from Poland, a woman from Texas saw the service patches on Graham’s flak jacket and struck up conversation. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2022 A few weeks ago, as Kovalyov planned logistics for another reporter traveling to Kyiv, Baulina, then in Warsaw, focused on arranging a handoff of a flak jacket and helmet for a colleague already on the ground. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Cable-news networks immediately went to live reports with correspondents on the ground in Ukraine; CNN reporter Matthew Chance tugged on a flak jacket and donned a helmet while reporting from Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2022 As Captain Ball walked into the crowd, still talking, Corporal Lopez put his hand on his flak jacket. New York Times, 7 Nov. 2021 Just last month, President Volodymyr Zelensky donned a helmet and flak jacket to visit his soldiers in trenches at the front, showing defiance to the Russian military buildup. New York Times, 5 May 2021 Donning a helmet and flak jacket, Zelensky led his troops through the trenches, running to avoid sniper fire. The Editors, National Review, 27 Apr. 2021 The go-to perks for this class are tactical mask, flak jacket and ninja. Sean Collins, Dallas News, 10 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of flak jacket

1950, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

20 May 2022

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“Flak jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flak%20jacket. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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