Meaning of sabot

sab•ot

Pronunciation: (sab'ō Fr. sa&sylpbō'), [key]
— pl. sab•ots
  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.
    1. a wooden or metal disk formerly attached to a projectile in a muzzleloading cannon.
    2. a soft metal ring at the base of a projectile that makes the projectile conform to the rifling grooves of a gun.
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