sabot[sa bō′, sab′ō]
- a kind of shoe shaped and hollowed from a single piece of wood, traditionally worn by peasants in Europe
- a heavy leather shoe with a wooden sole
- a bushing or similar device fitted around or in back of a projectile, as to make it fit the bore of the gun barrel or launching tube
Origin of sabotFrench ; from Old French çabot, altered (infl. by bot, boot) ; from savate, shoe, via Turkish ; from Arabic sabbāṭ, sandal
- A shoe carved from a piece of wood, traditionally worn in some parts of Europe.
- A sandal or shoe having a band of leather or other material across the instep.
- A device that allows a projectile of a smaller caliber to be fired from a weapon of a larger caliber by filling the weapon's bore and keeping the projectile centered. The sabot normally separates and falls away from the projectile a short distance from the muzzle.
Origin of sabotFrench, from Old French çabot, alteration of savate, old shoe, probably of Turkish or Arabic origin.
From French sabot.