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.
Origin of sabot
Related formssa·boted [sa-bohd, sab-ohd] /sæˈboʊd, ˈsæb oʊd/, adjective
Examples from the Web for sabot
I had not been as fortunate as some detectives, for there was no evidence that the straws had ever been used in a sabot at all.The Mystery of Choice|Robert William Chambers
Through the straw of the sabot one sees gossamer wings appearing on horrible heels.The Memoirs of Victor Hugo|Victor Hugo
Sabot now looked at the row of benches in line as far as the entrance door.Original Short Stories, Volume 4 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
"There's many a pretty foot in a sabot," retorted Peter, with an air of philosophy.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
The round shot should be sewed up in canvas or felt, strapped to a sabot, or snaked between two grommet-wads.Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy.|Bureau of Ordnance, USN