- 1) strong enough not to be destroyed by bombs
bombproof windows2) informal good enough not to fail or be criticized
The theory was far from bombproof.
English dictionary. 2014.
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Bombproof — Bomb proof , a. Secure against the explosive force of bombs. n. A structure which heavy shot and shell will not penetrate. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bombproof — [bäm′pro͞of΄] adj. capable of withstanding the force of ordinary bombs … English World dictionary
bombproof — adjective Date: 1702 1. safe from the force of bombs 2. extremely sturdy or durable < a bombproof parka > < a bombproof horse > … New Collegiate Dictionary
bombproof — /bom proohf /, adj. 1. strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells: a bombproof shelter. v.t. 2. to make bombproof. [1695 1705; BOMB + PROOF] * * * … Universalium
bombproof — bomb|proof [ bam,pruf ] adjective 1. ) strong enough not to be destroyed by bombs: bombproof windows 2. ) INFORMAL good enough not to fail or be criticized: The theory was far from bombproof … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bombproof — 1. noun An air raid shelter, a structure designed to give protection against air raids and bombs. Syn: air raid shelter, bomb shelter 2. adjective Sufficiently strong to resist the effects of a blast … Wiktionary
bombproof — adjective strong enough not to be damaged by a bomb attack: a bombproof shelter … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bombproof — bomb•proof [[t]ˈbɒmˌpruf[/t]] adj. 1) strong enough to resist the explosive force of bombs 2) to make bombproof • Etymology: 1695–1705 … From formal English to slang
bombproof — adj. built to withstand bombs … English contemporary dictionary
bombproof — /ˈbɒmpruf/ (say bomproohf) adjective strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells … Australian English dictionary