One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Capable of withstanding splinters from bursting shells or bombs.‘splinter-proof shutters’
- ‘To build a splinter-proof shield in an infantry emplacement, the frame and the cover of the module are cut through in the horizontal plane into an arch-supported structural element of the needed height and length.’
- ‘Thus, it is necessary to build, in emplacements for regular-issue weapons, splinter-proof shields to protect the riflemen and gun crews from the so-called ‘non-contact’ munitions.’
- ‘Second, in accordance with current field engineering practices, the troops build on their positions both covered shelters and open shelters (covered slit trenches, niches, splinter-proof shields and so on).’
- ‘Colt laughed again, ‘It's also splinter-proof.’’
2Not producing splinters when broken.‘splinter-proof glass’
- ‘Wide windshields with splinter proof glass ensure excellent visibility.’
- ‘A flat pane of splinter-proof glass forms the windshield of the cockpit.’
- ‘Goggles and / or spectacles worn must be made of splinter proof material’
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