noun, plural sab·ots [sab-ohz; French sa-boh]. /ˈsæb oʊz; French saˈboʊ/.
- a wooden or metal disk formerly attached to a projectile in a muzzleloading cannon.
- a soft metal ring at the base of a projectile that makes the projectile conform to the rifling grooves of a gun.
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Origin of sabot
OTHER WORDS FROM sabotsa·boted [sa-bohd, sab-ohd], /sæˈboʊd, ˈsæb oʊd/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sabot
The boy drew pictures in the loose sand with the toe of his sabot and brushed them away one after the other.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
"I came here before my children woke, because it pierces my heart to listen to their crying," the sabot-maker said dejectedly.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
One was a perfect staple, another the letter "L," another like an axe-head, and one like a peasant's sabot.The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
A sabot filled with salt, a frying-pan, and a large kettle hung inside the chimney.The Country Doctor|Honore de Balzac
"There's many a pretty foot in a sabot," retorted Peter, with an air of philosophy.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill