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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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He dove out of his cot, threw on a flack jacket, strapped a helmet under his chin and leapt into a bunker that he and colleagues had made by piling sand bags on the asphalt.
Angus, who had been largely out of touch with Moat for 13 years, pleaded with police to let him don a flack jacket and speak to the killer.
In a hard hat and flack jacket, the mother-of-four has continued to broadcast from the burning ashes of Libya, ignoring the ever-present danger and chaos all around her.
``I got out of my car with the intention of getting in to the back of the jeep and putting my flack jacket on.
Ross Kemp in a flack jacket and looking for all the world like the bouncer on the door at the Queen Vic on a heavy night.
``Sometimes on a Saturday I wish I was wearing my flack jacket when I get abuse but the only thing I want to set alight now is Stenhousemuir's season.
French media reported that a rocket launcher, flack jackets, several pistols and a Kalashnikov assault rifle were among the cache of weapons seized in Lyon overnight, with five people arrested.
For example, Serra said, peacekeepers manning the entrances to the force's headquarters at Naqoura now wear helmets and flack jackets while on duty.
Sailors and officers raced across the sand wearing flack jackets, building sand-bag emplacements, and heaving line, the 5th Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment (5th NELR) had landed.
"The BBC gave us these military issue flack jackets, so throughout the film I'm running around looking like a bit of a dork."
The BBC gave us these military issue flack jackets, so throughout the film I'm running around looking like a bit of a dork, talking to people in the community, teenagers and so on.
"Dissident republicans would consider it a coup if this attack had the knock-on effect of ensuring that the police were back on the streets in armoured Land Rovers and flack jackets."