Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

cannelure

[kan-l-oo r]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a groove or fluting around the cylindrical part of a bullet.
  2. any groove or fluting on a cylinderlike object.
Related formscan·ne·lured, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cannelure

Historical Examples

  • Cannelure, kan′e-lūr, n. a groove or a fluting: a groove round the cylindrical part of a bullet.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

    Various

  • It has the cannelure which is located at the rear, on the portion of bullets of this type.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • That is the groove around the base of the bullet, also known as the cannelure?

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • There is a cannelure, that would be the position at which the projectile is crimped and held in the cartridge case.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for cannelure

cannelure

noun
  1. a groove or fluting, esp one around the cylindrical part of a bullet

Word Origin

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin canālis canal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012