Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed and constructed to resist destruction by a bomb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An air-raid shelter, a structure designed to give protection against air raids and bombs.
  • adj. Sufficiently strong to resist the effects of a blast from a bomb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Secure against the explosive force of bombs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells striking on the outside.
  • n. In fortification, a structure of such design and strength as to resist the penetration and the shattering force of shells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
  • v. make safe against bombings
  • adj. able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells

Etymologies

bomb +‎ -proof (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Her bombproof is three inches thick, and is made of wrought iron.

    The American Iron-Clad Vessels

  • Her bombproof is three inches thick, and is made of wrought Iron.

    The American Iron-Clad Vessels

  • I haven't purchased the Picatinney tactical rings and bases, but they look relatively "bombproof" for bolt actions of thirty caliber or greater.

    What brand scope rings do you trust to hold your optics in place?

  • The disappearance of 600 relatively new and "bombproof" trash cans from downtown streets has left some New Orleanians with a few questions.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Fortunately it was not hit while we were there, although many large shells fell very near; but when I again passed that way, just a week later, I noticed that a big shell had gone through our carefully prepared "bombproof" and completely wrecked it.

    The Emma Gees

  • Every few minutes the front row is allowed to go to the supergate, a window that looks bombproof, where some kind of attendant studies your face and forms and gives you a visitor pass to enter the embassy building.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Even the supposedly bombproof real estate market in Washington DC lost about $60,000 on a $250,000 house back when the defense budget was merely reduced a little bit back in 1990.

    Matthew Yglesias » Why a Housing Bubble?

  • It would be one race [I'd like to win], but that's unrealistic at the moment because the favourite [Big Buck's, likely to be ridden by Ruby Walsh] looks bombproof.

    World Hurdle the target for Tony McCoy after bagging National set

  • When I reported to the White House precisely at noon, as Ms. Rangel had told me to do, I was ushered into the northwest gatehouse—the bombproof door so heavy that swinging it open constituted the day's exercise—and made my way unescorted along the path to the press briefing room.

    Where a Hotel Counts

  • Sophie Greenwood describes the shop, which she opened last year after 15 years in publishing, as "bombproof" and is happy for children to handle the goods.

    Independent bookshops in London

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