noun, plural sabots /ˈsæboʊz; French saˈboʊ/ [sab-ohz; French sa-boh] Show IPA .
a shoe made of a single block of wood hollowed out, worn especially by farmers and workers in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, etc.
a shoe with a thick wooden sole and sides and a top of coarse leather.
3. Military. a.
a wooden or metal disk formerly attached to a projectile in a muzzleloading cannon.
a soft metal ring at the base of a projectile that makes the projectile conform to the rifling grooves of a gun.
Origin: 1600–10; Related forms
< French, Old French çabot,
blend of savate
old shoe (of uncertain origin; akin to Old Provençal sabata, Italian ciabatta, Spanish zapato
) and bot boot
saboted /sæˈboʊd, ˈsæboʊd/ [sa-bohd, sab-ohd] Show IPA , adjective