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flak jacket

[′flak ‚jak·ət]
(engineering)
A jacket or vest of heavy fabric containing metal, nylon, or ceramic plates, designed especially for protection against flak; usually covers the chest, abdomen, back, and genitals, leaving the arms and legs free. Also known as flak vest.
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Officers wearing protective flak jackets and carrying automatic weapons eventually burst into the terraced property in West Street, Grange Villa, near Chester-le-Street, only to find it was empty.
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