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

Definition of shatterproof

: proof against shattering

Examples of shatterproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best way to guard against most of these threats is to wear shatterproof goggles. Karen Kwon, Scientific American, "How to Protect Yourself during Protests," 26 June 2020 The demonstration of what were supposed to be shatterproof glass windows on the vehicle didn’t go as planned but went viral, generating enormous publicity. Fortune, "Tesla homes in on Austin for Cybertruck factory site," 18 June 2020 In a botched demo, Tesla’s design chief cracked supposedly shatterproof glass. Washington Post, "U.S. core consumer price index rises in February," 11 Mar. 2020 Some of the automotive innovations that the Tucker offered include pop-out, shatterproof windshield panels, a perimeter frame, a padded dash above the front-passenger crash compartment, seatbelts, and a locking parking-brake handle to deter theft. Kirk Seaman, Car and Driver, "Gooding Auction Joins Throng of Car Auction Mega-Events in January," 12 Jan. 2020 Tucker’s ideas involve bold and exquisite visual lines and also technological advances, including rear-engine design, disk brakes, fuel injection, and a wide range of such safety features as seat belts, shatterproof glass, and interior padding. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” a Slyly Personal Francis Ford Coppola Film," 2 Aug. 2019 New York city council members want to include funding for security at houses of worship in the next budget, while state legislators in Connecticut are seeking $5 million to pay for measures such as cameras and shatterproof windows. ... Ian Lovett, WSJ, "Lawmakers Push for More Security at Houses of Worship," 29 May 2019 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

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Shatterproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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