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    suicide vest

    You don't wait to get that AK or the grenade thrown down the hall or the suicide vest.

    What does "suicide vest" mean in the above sentence?

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    JY

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    Re: suicide vest

    A suicide vest is a piece of clothing with explosives attached which suicide bombers wear and then detonate the explosives, killing themselves and usually many other people.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Sep-2012 at 14:45.
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    Re: suicide vest

    It was obviously named by a student of American English. In British English a vest is a garment worn under a shirt. But 'suicide waistcoat' would be taking Britishness a bit far.

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