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cannelure

[kan-l-oo r] /ˈkæn lˌʊər/
noun
1.
a groove or fluting around the cylindrical part of a bullet.
2.
any groove or fluting on a cylinderlike object.
Related forms
cannelured, adjective
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  • After the cannelure operation, bullets are sent to the lubrication area, where synthetic lubricants are applied.
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cannelure

/ˈkænəˌlʊə/
noun
1.
a groove or fluting, esp one around the cylindrical part of a bullet
Word Origin
C18: from French, ultimately from Latin canāliscanal
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