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flak jacket

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Definition of flak jacket in English:

noun

A sleeveless jacket made of heavy fabric reinforced with metal, worn as protection against bullets and shrapnel.
Example sentences
  • The heavy chest plate in his flak jacket stopped the bullet.
  • One of the bullets clipped the flak jacket of one of our producers, Maria Fleet.
  • Mrs Roberts has queried whether the gun was in working order and whether the flak jacket provided enough protection.

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