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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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The two men were reported to have been wearing blue flak-jackets at the time, but an analyst at Control Risks, another British security company also operating in Mosul, said they did not appear to have been driving armoured cars.
That is because almost everyone in a position to care, from members of Congress fighting military base closings to flak-jacketed journalists addicted to covering war zones, has an investment in keeping the money flowing.
All the camera gear, flak-jackets, money, everything except for the tape which they had filmed today and which was broadcast on the Nine O'Clock News."
Flak-jacketed police with sub-machineguns set up roadblocks and moved into the hills, claiming "dozens of terrorists" were arrested in the search-and-sweep operation.