bombproof

UK [ˈbɒmˌpruːf] / US [ˈbɑmˌpruf] 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.


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

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