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

Definition of shatterproof

: proof against shattering

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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 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

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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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