— saboted /sa bohd", sab"ohd/ , adj.
/sab"oh/ ; Fr. /sann boh"/ , n. , pl. sabots /sab"ohz/ ; Fr. /sann boh"/ .
1. a shoe made of a single block of wood hollowed out, worn esp. 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.
a. a wooden or metal disk formerly attached to a projectile in a muzzleloading cannon.
b. a soft metal ring at the base of a projectile that makes the projectile conform to the rifling grooves of a gun.
[ 1600-10; çabot, b. savate old shoe (of uncert. orig.; akin to OPr sabata, It ciabatta, Sp zapato ) and bot BOOT ]