Meaning of SABOT in English

(ˈ)sa|bō, səˈbō, in sense 1b often ˈsabət noun

( -s )

Etymology: French, from Middle French, alteration (influenced by bot, bote boot) of savate old shoe; akin to Italian ciabatta old shoe, Spanish zapato shoe, Old Provençal sabata


a. : a wooden work shoe worn in various European countries (as Germany, France, Belgium, Holland) — compare clog


(1) or sabot strap : a strap or wide band of leather or other material fitting across the instep in a shoe especially of the sandal type

(2) : a shoe having a sabot strap


a. : a thick circular disk of wood for holding the cartridge bag and projectile of fixed ammunition for smoothbore cannon

b. : a piece of soft metal formerly attached to a projectile for a muzzle-loading rifle to take the grooves of the rifling

c. : a thrust-transmitting light-weight carrier that positions a missile or subcaliber projectile in a tube and is normally discarded when free of the tube

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