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bombproof Syllabification: bomb·proof
Pronunciation: /ˈbämˌpro͞of/

Definition of bombproof in English:

adjective

1Strong enough to resist the effects of blast from a bomb.
Example sentences
  • The car he travels in is a bulletproof and bombproof Jeep Cherokee, which has four-inch thick windows and a steel plate underneath.
  • The panic rooms are bulletproof, bombproof and poison gas proof - and cost £1.6 million.
  • The bullet and bombproof windows are more than three inches thick and the car itself can withstand two grenades on the roof and two underneath.
1.1(Of a tame animal, typically a horse) not easily alarmed by unusual circumstances: piebald cob, seven years old, good to box, shoe, and clip, bombproof in traffic
More example sentences
  • He was, in the parlance of horsemen, 'bombproof.'
  • And I've turned him round with help from a lot of other people, into a horse that's almost bombproof out on the street.
  • Because my pup was exposed to this training and socialising every day she is bombproof with children.

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