bombproof

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bombproof able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells "bombproof shelter"
    • v bombproof make safe against bombings
    • n bombproof a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bombproof Secure against the explosive force of bombs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bombproof Strong enough to resist the impact and explosive force of bombs or shells striking on the outside.
    • n bombproof In fortification, a structure of such design and strength as to resist the penetration and the shattering force of shells. Such structures are made in a variety of ways, but are usually, at least in part, beneath the level of the ground. They may be entirely of metal, so shaped that shot and shell will glance from the surface without piercing them, or they may be of vaulted masonry, or even of timber covered and faced with massive embankments of earth, the latter forming the most effective shield against modern projectiles. Bomb-proofs are provided in permanent and often in temporary fortifications to place the magazine and stores in safety during a bombardment, and also to afford shelter to the garrison or to non-combatants.
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Usage

In literature:

Tom rushed from the bombproof, dropping the electric button.
"Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon" by Victor Appleton
And I crawled out of the bombproof shelter.
"My Man Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
Vergor, with other officers and Le Loutre, was in the second bombproof.
"The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Great attention was given to the construction of bombproofs to cover the men from vertical firing.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
After zigging through a bombproof half-furlong of roof, he was dropping into a large twilit cave.
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Bombproof dugouts had been constructed deep in the ground.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
Too many prominent men, he explained, were seeking bombproof positions.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
For bombproofs a minimum thickness of 6 ins.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
But she did not wish to be taken back to the Convent bombproof.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
She's rayproof and bulletproof and bombproof.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
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In news:

Audi's A8L Security So Bombproof, It Can Even Survive the Phaeton.
Audi's A8L Security So Bombproof , It Can Even Survive the Phaeton.
Incipio Bombproof Silicone Case for iPhone 4 and 4S.
and they're as durable as those bombproof cafeteria trays from school.
Bombproof Wallpaper vs a Wrecking Ball.
To put the X-Flex bombproof wallpaper to the test, we substituted a wrecking ball for an explosion.
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