Definitions

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

  • adj. Slang Protected against mistakes: a goofproof recipe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. such as will function properly even if treated badly or ineptly; foolproof; -- of devices, plans, recipes, etc.
  • transitive v. To design (a device or plan of action) so that it will function properly even if treated badly or executed ineptly; foolproof.

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

  • v. proof against human misuse or error
  • v. proof against human misuse or error

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