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 Words for sabotplate, platter, disc, shell, dish, circle, discus, quoit, flan, saucer, discoid
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Historical Examples of sabot
Toward that end, the sabot or "shoe" (fig. 41) took the place of the wad.
The sabot was a wooden disk about the same diameter as the shot.
They wear wooden clogs, a sort of sabot, and make such a noise.General Gordon
When Sabot entered the inn at Martinville it was a signal for laughter.
"I do not say—I do not say; perhaps we might come to an understanding," faltered Sabot.