shat·​ter·​proof | \ ˈsha-tər-ˌprüf How to pronounce shatterproof (audio) \

Definition of shatterproof

: proof against shattering

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The robots’ handlers maneuvered with joysticks and laptops from behind shatterproof glass screens. Matthew Ormseth,, "Bot Battle Royale: Robotics Teams Square Off At Hartford Public," 8 Apr. 2018 These are a stylish and convenient way to hydrate more eco-consciously, as the bottle is made from BPA-free, shatterproof glass and bamboo. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "7 simple swaps could help save the environment," 2 Apr. 2018 And don't worry about a curious cat or grabby toddler: The shatterproof glass won't break if Fluffy knocks it over. Jamie Wiebe, House Beautiful, "We're Obsessed With This Floating Lightbulb," 22 Apr. 2015 For the past three years, garland, artificial trees and shatterproof ornaments, among other items, were dropped off at several donation locations across Central Florida. Kayla O'brien,, "Team of volunteers help decorate children's hospital rooms for Christmas," 22 Dec. 2017 Suddenly, with a deafening crack, the wall crashed to the ground, its shatterproof panes still intact. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "What it's like to ride out Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 100 years," 20 Sep. 2017 The Post-Standard reports that about 40 bullet marks dot the shatterproof windows at the Syracuse Police Department substation at Skiddy Park on the city's west side. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Syracuse police station has been shot at dozens of times since June," 19 Sep. 2017 And while some fans said they were surprised by the pick, most had shatterproof trust in the Heat’s 72-year-old president, Pat Riley. Ethan Bauer, miamiherald, "Heat fans feeling positive about Adebayo pick," 22 June 2017 The district will also spend $362,600 to install stronger, shatterproof glass at the entrance to the foyer of each building, according to Privett. Steve Sadin,, "Chalkboards become a thing of the past at Deerfield schools," 30 June 2017

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shatterproof

: made so that it does not break easily and will not form sharp, dangerous pieces if it does break

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