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flak jacket

flak jack·et
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flak jak-it]
    • /flæk ˈdʒæk ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flak jak-it]
    • /flæk ˈdʒæk ɪt/

Definitions of flak jacket words

  • noun flak jacket U.S. Air Force. an armored garment made of steel plates covered by a padded fabric, designed to protect vital parts of the body from shrapnel. 1
  • noun flak jacket a protective vest, especially one that is bulletproof. 1
  • noun flak jacket military: protective vest 1
  • countable noun flak jacket A flak jacket is a thick sleeveless jacket that soldiers and policemen sometimes wear to protect themselves against bullets. 0
  • noun flak jacket a reinforced sleeveless jacket for protection against gunfire or shrapnel worn by soldiers, policemen, etc 0
  • noun flak jacket a vestlike, bulletproof jacket worn as by soldiers 0

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Origin of flak jacket

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60

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Parts of speech for Flak jacket

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

flak jacket popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

flak jacket usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flak jacket

noun flak jacket

  • armor — covering worn to protect the body against weapons
  • armour — In former times, armour was special metal clothing that soldiers wore for protection in battle.

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