- a groove or fluting around the cylindrical part of a bullet.
- any groove or fluting on a cylinderlike object.
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Cannelure, kan′e-lūr, n. a groove or a fluting: a groove round the cylindrical part of a bullet.
It has the cannelure which is located at the rear, on the portion of bullets of this type.
That is the groove around the base of the bullet, also known as the cannelure?
There is a cannelure, that would be the position at which the projectile is crimped and held in the cartridge case.
- a groove or fluting, esp one around the cylindrical part of a bullet
C18: from French, ultimately from Latin canālis canal
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