flak vest
noun see flak jacket

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flak vest — noun see flak suit * * * flak vest, = flak jacket. (Cf. ↑flak jacket) …   Useful english dictionary

  • flak jacket — flak′ jack et n. clo a protective vest. Also called flak′ vest …   From formal English to slang

  • flak jacket — 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, esp. one that is bulletproof. Also called flak vest. [1955 60] * * * noun, pl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flak jacket — A flak jacket or flak vest is a form of protective clothing designed to provide protection from shrapnel and other indirect low velocity projectiles. Today it frequently refers to bulletproof vests, particularly Type III and above which have… …   Wikipedia

  • flak jacket — noun Date: 1950 a jacket containing metal plates for protection against flak; broadly a bulletproof vest called also flak vest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flak jacket — 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, esp. one that is bulletproof. Also called flak vest. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • flak suit — noun or flak vest : body armor made of overlapping steel plates in a padded cover and worn by aircrewmen to protect them from shrapnel * * * U.S. Air Force. a suit of two or more padded armored garments designed to protect the body from shrapnel …   Useful english dictionary

  • flak jacket — noun A special piece of clothing worn by soldiers to protect them from shrapnel and grenade fragments, other non direct fire and battlefield debris. Sometimes used informally to connotate any of the various forms of a bullet proof vest …   Wiktionary

  • Ballistic vest — A ballistic vest is an item of protective clothing that absorbs the impact from gun fired projectiles and shrapnel fragments from explosion. This protection is for the torso. Soft vests are made from many layers of woven or laminated fibers and… …   Wikipedia

  • bulletproof vest —       protective covering worn to protect the torso against bullets.       Metal body armour fell into disuse in the 16th and 17th centuries, partly because armour that was effective against bullets was too heavy to be practical. Modern body… …   Universalium

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