Definition of "sabot" [‖Sa•bot]

  • A wooden shoe worn in some European countries. (noun)
  • A sandal or shoe having a band of leather or other material across the instep. (noun)
  • A lightweight carrier in which a projectile of a smaller caliber is centered so as to permit firing the projectile within a larger-caliber weapon. The carrier fills the bore of the weapon from which the projectile is fired; it is normally discarded a short distance from the muzzle. (noun)
  • A shoe made from a single block of wood (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A shoe with a wooden sole and a leather or cloth upper (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • A small sailing boat with a shortened bow (noun)

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Use "sabot" in a sentence
  • "The green sabot is thicker and makes up the .06 left over by using the small diameter bullet."
  • "Hornady .429 Diameter 265 grain soft point with a T/C Magnum sabot is flat out awesome!"
  • "From the word sabot, comes the verb saboter: "to bungle," literally, "to walk noisily": with it, the reminder to no longer stomp, but to tiptoe past the Gallic culture that still whispers out from every French nook and cranny, to travel forward--light on my feet--so as not to "sabotage" this French experience."