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