flak jacket

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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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When our C-17 cargo plane took off from Afghanistan I immediately fell asleep, even though I was still wearing my flak vest and Kevlar helmet.
Today, Taylor still keeps the piece of flak that came through Patches" dashboard and penetrated his flak vest on one of his missions.
I was not amongst those who felt pride when President Morsy opened his shirt in front of tens of thousands of people in Tahrir Square and showed that he was not in fact wearing a flak vest during his swearing in ceremony after winning the presidential elections.
There have been amazing advances in flak vest blast protection and in ballistic protection by layering titanium with rigid Kevlar.
Dating back to the military flak vest used by troops in Vietnam, the Army has made a series of enhancements to existing equipment.
He grabbed the handle on the back of my flak vest and dragged me over the rubble toward the side of a building.
GARDNER - Police said a Springfield man, armed with a handgun, was wearing a military flak vest when he threw his girlfriend to the ground early yesterday morning and fled.
As we got close, it was time to configure the airplane and crew: lights out, flak vest and helmet on, NVGs mounted, and a last trip to the back to pee--not necessarily in that order.
By comparison, the "flak vest" of Vietnam came in at about 25 pounds, and the original flak vest worn by airmen during World War II weighed around 40 pounds, Air Force Museum officials said.
Interceptor's predecessor, the Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops, commonly called the flak vest, has been widely used by troops since the 1970s.
I quickly went to the tent and threw a bag together and got my flak vest and helmet.
Crowds of Iraqi youths danced and cheered as rescuers dragged a bloodied body, wearing a flak vest, from the driver's seat of one vehicle.