cannelure

[ kan-l-oor ]
/ ˈkæn lˌʊər /

noun

a groove or fluting around the cylindrical part of a bullet.
any groove or fluting on a cylinderlike object.

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Origin of cannelure

First recorded in 1750–60; from French cannelure, from Middle French cannelature, from Italian cannellatura, probably from cannella “small tube, cinnamon,” from Medieval Latin canella; see origin at cane

OTHER WORDS FROM cannelure

can·ne·lured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cannelure

cannelure
/ (ˈkænəˌlʊə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for cannelure

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin canālis canal
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