bullet-stopper

bullet-stopper

slang A US Marine. Please, I'm no bullet-stopper—I was in the Air Force.

bullet-stopper

n. a U.S. Marine. (From the Persian Gulf War.) About a dozen bullet-stoppers came into the bar and the army guys tried to start a fight.
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And you already have a solid customer base--every handgun customer--that would eagerly purchase a bullet-stopper if you stocked them.
Big books tend to be known as "door-stoppers." But what about bullet-stoppers? A group of book-minded young folks affiliated with Electric Literature, including Jewcy editor (and Friend-of-The-Scroll) Jason Diamond, decided to find out which big 2010 novel is most adept at defending you from an assassination attempt; the results were filmed by Alex Markman, who is also, independently, a Friend-of-The-Scroll.