shat·​ter·​proof ˈsha-tər-ˌprüf How to pronounce shatterproof (audio)
: proof against shattering

Examples of shatterproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wayfair’s home decor deals just about rival Black Friday with 80 percent off a Sand & Stable floor lamp, 77 percent off a Joss & Main striped throw pillow, and 72 percent on this shatterproof metal full-length mirror. Megan Schaltegger, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 The shatterproof plastic bulbs are waterproof, windproof up to 50 miles per hour, and heat resistant up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 13 May 2024 The outdoor string lights are lined with vintage, Edison-style bulbs, but unlike other options on the market, this set features shatterproof plastic designs that can withstand even the clumsiest of hands or harshest of weather conditions, like rain, intense heat, humidity, wind, and more. Alicia Geigel, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 May 2024 While my kids are well into their teen years, parents of little ones will appreciate that the lenses are shatterproof and scratch-resistant. Terri Peters, Parents, 9 Nov. 2023 The shatterproof glass is designed with an explosion-proof membrane, which means that even when accidentally broken, mirror fragments won’t go flying across the room. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 24 Jan. 2024 Stock Up On Drinkware And Bar Tools Serve up your spirits with style with a stunning set of drinkware (shatterproof options are great for outdoor use) combined with a few practical bar tools and accessories. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 Made with double-walled glass, they are also designed to be shatterproof and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 The entire back of the mirror is also covered in a shatterproof splash film for extra protection. Megan Schaltegger, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shatterproof was in 1930

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“Shatterproof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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shat·​ter·​proof ˌshat-ər-ˈprüf How to pronounce shatterproof (audio)
: made so as not to shatter
shatterproof glass
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