shockproof

adjective

shock·​proof ˈshäk-ˌprüf How to pronounce shockproof (audio)
1
: incapable of being shocked
2
a
: resistant to damage by shock
b
: unlikely to cause shock : protectively insulated
a shockproof switch

Examples of shockproof in a Sentence

The watch is supposed to be waterproof and shockproof.
Recent Examples on the Web The case is shockproof and impact-resistant thanks to a thick silicone bumper and polycarbonate casing rated to withstand drops from heights of 4 feet without damage. Tanya Edwards, Parents, 13 Mar. 2024 No problem here; the case is made with shockproof material that protects them from bumps, drops, and scratches. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 13 Feb. 2024 The wrist candy had to be waterproof, shockproof, and deadly accurate. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 The 3-9x magnification is perfect for most of the ways people use their 6.5 Creedmoor rifles, and its waterproof, fog proof, and shockproof design will withstand rough hunting conditions. T. Logan Metesh, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 The waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof design means it can be used for everything from snorkeling or diving (up to 49 feet) to casual beach days or hitting the slopes. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 This budget-friendly case is waterproof and shockproof, with two compartments and room for tools like power banks, hard drives, cables, headphones, and more. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 23 Nov. 2023 Plus, the aluminum frame is weatherproof as well as shockproof. Rebecca Martinson, Rolling Stone, 7 Nov. 2023 For a rugged, waterproof, and shockproof point-and-shoot camera, the Olympus Tough TG-6 is a fantastic choice. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shockproof was in 1862

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“Shockproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shockproof. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

shockproof

adjective
shock·​proof ˈshäk-ˌprüf How to pronounce shockproof (audio)
1
: incapable of being shocked
2
a
: resistant to damage by shock
b
: unlikely to cause shock
a shockproof switch
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