- 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.
Origin of sabot
OTHER WORDS FROM sabotsa·boted [sa-bohd, sab-ohd], /sæˈboʊd, ˈsæb oʊd/, adjective
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How to use sabot in a sentence
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