a groove or fluting around the cylindrical part of a bullet.
any groove or fluting on a cylinderlike object.

cannelured, adjective Unabridged
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cannelure (ˈkænəˌlʊə)
a groove or fluting, esp one around the cylindrical part of a bullet
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin canāliscanal]

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After the cannelure operation, bullets are sent to the lubrication area, where synthetic lubricants are applied.
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