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flak jacket

n.
A bulletproof jacket or vest.

flak jacket

n
(Military) a reinforced sleeveless jacket for protection against gunfire or shrapnel worn by soldiers, policemen, etc

flak′ jack`et


n.
a protective vest. Also called flak′ vest`.
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During his time on national titles, he was appointed industrial editor and came under fire while reporting on The Troubles in Northern Ireland (an episode which saw him refuse to wear a flack jacket if it meant removing his signature overcoat).
FRILLER Jennifer Metcalfe FLACK JACKET Caroline STUNNING Michelle Keegan
Cruz was treated to a hero's welcome at the Tea Party event, getting a standing ovation and a gift - a flack jacket to deal with all the political fire coming at him - from the organizers.
The helmet and flack jacket he wore during that fatal day also sit by the door.
He stood just 25ft from the gunman with only a flack jacket, knowing the 37-year-old had vowed to "down" officers.
Fast forward a few years and I found myself wearing one under my flack jacket to hide a real gun I wasn't technically supposed to have, but I did anyway.
Later photos showed Shana's blood-soaked flack jacket and his burning van as fellow Palestinians hovered over the young man's lifeless body.
The Leader of the Commons, Harriet Harman, published a photograph on her website of herself in a flack jacket, accompanying police officers on patrol in her constituency - only for it to be reproduced by newspapers, accompanied by scathing commentary.
Senator McCain required a flack jacket, 10 armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago," Obama said in a statement.
At about 16 pounds, IBA is lighter than the 25-pound Vietnam-era flack jacket it replaced, and it offers better protection, Moran said.
I have spent too many hours traveling in a hot [armored vehicle] in a biochemical protective suit and boots, helmet, and flack jacket.
So my top tip for visiting The Alpine and really, if you are in Betws Y Coed you should, is to expect indifferent service (at best) wear a flack jacket and just hope that the atmosphere behind the counter and the clattering of crockery being cleared away, doesn't put you off your food.