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Sabot

sabot

1. A kind of wooden shoe worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, Sweden, and some other European countries.

2. A thick, circular disk of wood, to which the cartridge bag and projectile are attached, in fixed ammunition for cannon; also, a piece of soft metal attached to a projectile to take the groove of the rifling.

Origin: F.


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