Sabot meaning

să-bō, săbō
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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.
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A carrier around projectile(s) in firearms, cannons and artillery which holds the projectile in precision within the barrel.
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A shoe carved from a piece of wood, traditionally worn in some parts of Europe.
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A sandal or shoe having a band of leather or other material across the instep.
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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.
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Origin of sabot

  • French from Old French çabot alteration of savate old shoe probably of Turkish or Arabic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sabot.

    From Wiktionary