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"Bulletproof" is an adjective which is often translated as "antibalas", and "ironclad" is a noun which is often translated as "el acorazado". Learn more about the difference between "bulletproof" and "ironclad" below.
bulletproof
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (protecting against bullets)
a. antibalas
The president would have died if he hadn't been wearing the bulletproof vest.El presidente hubiera muerto si no hubiera llevado puesto un chaleco antibalas.
b. a prueba de balas
The villain didn't know that the debonair English spy was wearing a bulletproof tuxedo.El villano no sabía que el elegante espía inglés llevaba un esmoquin a prueba de balas.
c. blindado
The windows on the diplomat's car were made of bulletproof glass.Las ventanas del carro del diplomático estaban hechas de cristal blindado.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(impervious)
a. a prueba de balas
You said this plan was bulletproof! Now we owe the mobster ten grand!¡Dijiste que era un plan a prueba de balas! ¡Ahora le debemos diez mil dólares al mafioso!
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ironclad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. el acorazado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The first US ironclad vessel was built in 1814.La primer nave acorazada estadounidense se construyó en 1814.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (nautical)
a. acorazado
A submarine and an ironclad collided during maneuvers performed in the Northern Sea.Durante unas maniobras llevadas a cabo en el Mar del Norte, chocaron un submarino y un acorazado.
3. (with no obvious weaknesses)
a. incontrovertible
The evidence in this case is ironclad. The defendant will have to plead guilty.Las pruebas en este caso son incontrovertibles. El acusado tendrá que declararse culpable.
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