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cannelure

[kan-l-oo r]
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noun
  1. a groove or fluting around the cylindrical part of a bullet.
  2. any groove or fluting on a cylinderlike object.
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Related formscan·ne·lured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cannelured

cannelure

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

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin canālis canal
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