cannelure

[kan-l-oor]
noun
1.
a groove or fluting around the cylindrical part of a bullet.
2.
any groove or fluting on a cylinderlike object.

cannelured, adjective
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cannelure (ˈkænəˌlʊə)
 
n
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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