- a shoe made of a single block of wood hollowed out, worn especially by farmers and workers in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, etc.
- a shoe with a thick wooden sole and sides and a top of coarse leather.
- 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, sabot, discus, quoit, flan, saucer, discoid
Examples from the Web for sabot
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.
- a shoe made from a single block of wood
- a shoe with a wooden sole and a leather or cloth upper
- a lightweight sleeve in which a subcalibre round is enclosed in order to make it fit the rifling of a firearm. After firing the sabot drops away
- Australian a small sailing boat with a shortened bow