Sabot

Sa`bot"

(sȧ`bō")noun

Etymology

French
  • A kind of wooden shoe worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, Sweden, and some other European countries.
  • (Military) A thick, circular disk of wood, to which the cartridge bag and projectile are attached, in fixed ammunition for cannon; also, a piece of soft metal attached to a projectile to take the groove of the rifling.