/shok"proohf'/, adj.
1. Also, shock-proof. (of timepieces, machinery, etc.) protected against damage resulting from anticipated shocks.
2. to protect (timepieces, machinery, etc.) against damage resulting from anticipated shocks.
[1910-15; SHOCK1 + -PROOF]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • shockproof — ☆ shockproof [shäk′pro͞of΄ ] adj. able to absorb shock without being damaged [a shockproof watch] …   English World dictionary

  • Shockproof — Infobox Film | name = Shockproof caption = director = Douglas Sirk producer = Helen Deutsch Earl McEvoy S. Sylvan Simon writer = Samuel Fuller Helen Deutsch starring = Cornel Wilde Patricia Knight music = George Duning cinematography = Charles… …   Wikipedia

  • shockproof — adjective Date: 1911 1. incapable of being shocked 2. a. resistant to damage by shock b. unlikely to cause shock ; protectively insulated < a shockproof switch > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shockproof — 1. adjective a) Made sturdily enough to withstand knocks and shocks without being damaged. My shockproof watch stood up to everything it reasonably could be expected to and kept ticking; but dropping it down an elevator shaft is asking too much.… …   Wiktionary

  • shockproof — shock|proof [ˈʃɔkpru:f US ˈʃa:k ] adj a watch, machine etc that is shockproof is designed so that it is not easily damaged if it is dropped or hit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shockproof — adjective a watch, machine etc that is shockproof is designed so that it is not easily damaged if it is dropped or hit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shockproof — Ⅰ. shock [1] ► NOUN 1) a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience, or the resulting feeling. 2) an acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure, caused by loss of blood, severe burns, sudden emotional stress, etc. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • shockproof — shock|proof [ ʃak,pruf ] adjective designed not to break easily …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shockproof — adj. protected against damage by shock; unlikely to produce an electrical shock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shockproof —    Voir Jenny, femme marquée …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.