flak-jacket

flak jacket

noun
1.
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.
2.
a protective vest, especially one that is bulletproof.
Also called flak vest.


Origin:
1955–60

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

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