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: Fr from Old French çabot, altered (infl. by bot, boot) from savate, shoe, via Turkish from Arabic sabbāṭ, sandal
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- A wooden shoe worn in some European countries.
- A sandal or shoe having a band of leather or other material across the instep.
- A lightweight carrier in which a projectile of a smaller caliber is centered so as to permit firing the projectile within a larger-caliber weapon. The carrier fills the bore of the weapon from which the projectile is fired; it is normally discarded a short distance from the muzzle.
Origin: French, from Old French çabot, alteration of savate, old shoe, probably of Turkish or Arabic origin.
pair of sabots