Definitions

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  • adj. Not penetrable by shot; bulletproof.

Etymologies

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shot +‎ -proof

Examples

  • She is so low In the water as to afford no target for an enemy, and everything and everybody is below the waterline with the exception of the persons working the guns, who are protected by the shotproof turret.

    The American Iron-Clad Vessels

  • THE MONITOR is a long, wide, and flat-bottomed vessel, with vertical sides and pointed ends, requiring but a very shallow depth of water to float in, though heavily loaded with impregnable armour on her sides and a bombproof deck, on which is placed a shotproof revolving turret, which contains two very heavy guns.

    The American Iron-Clad Vessels

  • The Federal gun-boats have iron-plated sides placed in perpendicular bars on the timbers, and when in action no one appears on deck bu the signalmen, the vessels being steered from a shotproof pilot-house forwards.

    Illustrations of the Civil War in America

  • And there's no honour, Merthyr, in a ghost's fighting, because he's shotproof; so I won't say what the valiant disembodied 'I' may do by-and-by. "

    Vittoria — Volume 8

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