|sabot (ˈsæbəʊ, French sabo)|
|1.||a shoe made from a single block of wood|
|2.||a shoe with a wooden sole and a leather or cloth upper|
|3.||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|
|4.||(Austral) a small sailing boat with a shortened bow|
|[C17: from French, probably from Old French savate an old shoe, also influenced by bot|
heavy work shoe worn by European peasants, especially in France and the Low Countries. There are two kinds of sabots: one is shaped and hollowed from a single piece of wood (called klompen by the Dutch); the other is a heavy leather shoe with a wooden sole.
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