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sabot

sa·bot

 (să-bō′, săb′ō)
n.
1. A shoe carved from a piece of wood, traditionally worn in some parts of Europe.
2. (săb′ət) A sandal or shoe, especially one with a wooden sole, that has an upper of leather or other similar material.
3. 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.

[French, from Old French çabot, alteration of savate, old shoe, probably of Turkish or Arabic origin.]

sabot

(ˈsæbəʊ; French sabo)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a shoe made from a single block of wood
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a shoe with a wooden sole and a leather or cloth upper
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a lightweight sleeve in which a subcalibre round is enclosed in order to make it fit the rifling of a firearm. After firing the sabot drops away
4. (Nautical Terms) Austral a small sailing boat with a shortened bow
[C17: from French, probably from Old French savate an old shoe, also influenced by bot boot1; related to Italian ciabatta old shoe, Old Provençal sabata]

sab•ot

(ˈsæb oʊ, sæˈboʊ)

n.
1. a shoe made of a single block of wood hollowed out, traditionally worn by farmers and workers in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, etc.
2. a shoe with a thick wooden sole and sides and a top of coarse leather.
3. a soft metal ring at the base of a projectile that makes the projectile conform to the rifling grooves of a gun.
[1600–10; < French; Old French çabot, b. savate old shoe and bot boot1]

sabot

Lightweight carrier in which a subcaliber projectile is centered to permit firing the projectile in the 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sabot - a shoe carved from a single block of woodsabot - a shoe carved from a single block of wood
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
2.sabot - footwear usually with wooden solessabot - footwear usually with wooden soles  
footgear, footwear - covering for a person's feet
Translations

sabot

[ˈsæbəʊ] Nzueco m

sabot

nHolzschuh m
References in classic literature ?
A sabot filled with salt, a frying-pan, and a large kettle hung inside the chimney.
Soldiers, better than other men, can appreciate the element of grandeur to be found in heroism in sabots, in the Evangel clad in rags.
The woman wore sabots, but the man had on laced boots.
He was dressed in a complete suit of chestnut-coloured velveteen, worn at the sides; sabots were on his feet.
The dogs on the neighbouring farms barked; and Felicite, with her hands beneath her cape, her little black sabots and her basket, trotted along nimbly in the middle of the sidewalk.
After breakfast he strolled forth alone into the village and looked at the fountain, the geese, the open barn doors, the brown, bent old women, showing their hugely darned stocking-heels at the ends of their slowly-clicking sabots, and the beautiful view of snowy Alps and purple Jura at either end of the little street.
He watched the child, stepping up to the cot with a heavy clang of sabots on the stone floor, and glanced in, along his shoulder, with that indifference which is like a deformity of peasant humanity.
The easiest loading sabot was Harvester Muzzleloader's 260-grain Scorpion PT, which features Harvester's unique "Crush Rib" sabot jacket.
The sabot slugs your friend intends to use provides some defense against lead shaving.
Le recours au sabot constitue pour nous la derniere solution utilisee apres l'echec de toutes les tentatives de faire respecter la reglementation, a-t-il dit.
Today, there are basically two types of slug ammunition on the market: either sabot or non-sabot (with numerous variations of each).