Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of bulletproof. (Capable of withstanding a direct shot, reliable, or unbreakable).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of resisting the force of a bullet; resistant to penetration by a bullet; armored.
  • adj. designed so as to be resistant to abuse or misuse and incapable of malfunction under normal use.
  • adj. so well thought out as to be resistant to criticism or certain to succeed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of resisting the impact of a bullet.

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

  • adj. without flaws or loopholes
  • v. make bulletproof
  • adj. not penetrable by bullets

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Examples

  • Of course the public already knows this through the Mona Lisa, but like so many works that have achieved the status of icons, the painting has become almost impossible to actually see this is also true in literal terms, with the canvas encased in bullet-proof glass and surrounded by throngs of tourists.

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  • Though Rembrandt's reputation remains bullet-proof, he no longer receives—and probably never needed—the cultic adulation he enjoyed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • About a block away, the agents put on bullet-proof vests and, just before 6 a.m., walked swiftly back down the street to the glass double doors of Mr. Chiasson's building.

    FBI Sweep Targets Big Funds

  • A: The newer diesel engines benefit from advances in machining and metallurgy that should help them last even longer than the seemingly bullet-proof engines you recall from 25 or 30 years ago.

    Replacing All-Wheel Drive Tires

  • Jason Lee/Reuters A security guard sheltered Tsai Ing-wen, center, presidential candidate and chairperson of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party, from firecrackers, as she and Chen Chu, left, mayor of Kaohsiung, waved to supporters behind a bullet-proof glass Saturday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Mr. LaBarbiera told The Wall Street Journal two bullets went into Ms. Morgan's abdomen, entering through openings in the side of her bullet-proof vest, and caused internal injuries.

    Officer Wounded in Wild Shootout in Paramus

  • Authorities believe Ms. Morgan's bullet-proof vest may have absorbed some of the shots that hit her.

    Officer Wounded in Wild Shootout in Paramus

  • And there's candy for sale, as evidenced by the faded Snickers and Almond Joy bars taped to the bullet-proof glass.

    These Prices Are Insane, Really

  • Anxious about kidnapping, China's newly wealthy often drive bullet-proof Land Rovers and hire kung fu masters from Shaolin Temple as security agents.

    In China, Crime Is Kept Quiet, Except on TV

  • To keep itself politically bullet-proof, Ms. Morgenson and Mr. Rosner report, Fannie sometimes hired lobbyists to work on a particular issue and then hired potential competing lobbyists just to sit on the sidelines and not work against it.

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