flak jacket

U.S. Air force. an armored garment made of steel plates covered by a padded fabric, designed to protect vital parts of the body from shrapnel.
a protective vest, especially one that is bulletproof.
Also called flak vest.


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flak jacket
a reinforced sleeveless jacket for protection against gunfire or shrapnel worn by soldiers, policemen, etc

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He spray-painted a picture of a peace dove in a flak jacket that was captured in a sniper's crosshairs.
She wears the helmet in the family, and the flak jacket, both necessary accessories for exercising thoroughbreds in the morning.
Spared serious injury by his flak jacket, he kept on taking and transmitting pictures.
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