Definition of explosive vest in US English:

explosive vest

(also explosives vest)

noun

  • An upper-body garment packed with explosives that are connected to a detonator, as worn by a suicide bomber.

    ‘a terrorist detonated his explosive vest leaving nine dead and twenty-five wounded’
    • ‘He said seven attackers, all wearing explosives vests, died in the assault.’
    • ‘The attackers all wore identical explosive vests.’
    • ‘A second bomber detonated an explosive vest in the same area, before two more suicide attacks hit the southwestern edge of the town.’
    • ‘A man wearing an explosive vest is said to have detonated his device shortly before a booby-trapped vehicle drove into the site.’
    • ‘The bomber detonated an explosive vest.’