• WordNet 3.6
    • n sabot footwear usually with wooden soles
    • n sabot a shoe carved from a single block of wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sabot A kind of wooden shoe worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, Sweden, and some other European countries.
    • Sabot (Mil) A thick, circular disk of wood, to which the cartridge bag and projectile are attached, in fixed ammunition for cannon; also, a piece of soft metal attached to a projectile to take the groove of the rifling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sabot A wooden shoe, made of one piece hollowed out by boring-tools and scrapers, worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, etc.
    • n sabot In parts of France, a sort of shoe consisting of a thick wooden sole with sides and top of coarse leather; a sort of clog worn in wet weather.
    • n sabot A thick circular wooden disk to which a projectile is attached so as to maintain its proper position in the bore of a gun; also, a metallic cup or disk fixed to the bottom of an elongated projectile so as to fill the bore and take the rifling when the gun is discharged.
    • n sabot A pointed iron shoe used to protect the end of a file.
    • n sabot In harp-making, one of the little disks with projecting pins by which a string is shortened when a pedal is depressed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sabot sä-bō′ a wooden shoe, worn by the French peasantry: a piece of soft metal attached to a projectile to take the groove of the rifling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sabot—Low L. sabbatum, a shoe.


In literature:

Sabot of little Wolff.
"Lists of Stories and Programs for Story Hours" by Various
Dreiser, within his limits, belongs to this sabot-shod company of the elect.
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
Peasant woman in sabots.
"The Third Violet" by Stephen Crane
The sabot was a wooden disk about the same diameter as the shot.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
They wear wooden clogs, a sort of sabot, and make such a noise.
"General Gordon Saint and Soldier" by J. Wardle
The pirate launched a particularly vicious kick, the dreaded "coup de sabot," which Costigan avoided by a lightning shift.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
She wore sabots with her skirt tucked up to clear her bare ankles.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
By twenties and by thirties they came, wonderful figures, and the air rang with the music of sabots on klinker.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
For Walter had changed only his sabots.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The ground was firm with last night's frost and musical to the sabots of peasants and the iron-shod feet of horses.
"Schwartz: A History" by David Christie Murray
One aged woman in a short blue skirt wore sabots, and British puttees in place of stockings.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Their dress was mean and patched; their battered sabots stuffed with straw and wool.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
Some German machine guns stood their ground in the wood of Sabot and contributed to the resistance of the enemy.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Most of the lower classes wear sabots, or wooden shoes.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
From a bent old peasant woman in sabots and a white cap, who passed, I learned which of the two was ill.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
They were not picturesque, they wore the sabot or "Klompen," yellow varnished, and clumsy in shape.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
She laid her hands on my shoulders; I swung her to the ground, where her sabots clicked and her silver neck-chains jingled in the silence.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Some German machine guns stood their ground in the wood of Sabot and enormously strengthened the German resistance.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Her feet were thrust into a pair of sabots.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Amelie took off her sabots and followed him into the tunnel, Louis Pierre accompanying them.
"The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin" by Emilia Pardo Bazán

In news:

Remington Premier AccuTip Bonded Sabot Slug.
In 2010, ARL began developing a novel lab scale test methodology to reproduce the soil conditions from buried IEDs, and then consistently launch the surrogate soils via a sabot from a medium-caliber smooth-bore gun, called the sand cannon.
Sabot and Laser sailors head out for Luff-In races May 20.
Pushed by 150 grains of Pyrodex or Triple Seven, the Shockwave Sabot packs enough energy to drop whitetails and other big game out to 283 yards, according to T/C.
The shotgun is available with a choice of either a 20-inch fully rifled barrel for sabot or standard slugs, or a 20-inch fixed Improved Cylinder barrel for rifled slugs or buckshot.
The newest Lightfield round, the distinctive red hull Lightfield Hybred Mag-20 slug , fills the entire bore with a thin, two-piece plastic sabot gripping the rifling and imparting stabilizing spin on the slug .

In science:

Sabot, C., Ballistic random walks in random environment at low disorder.
Random walks in a Dirichlet environment
More recently, in the sub-ballistic transient case, Fribergh, Gantert and Popov worked on moderate deviations and Enriquez, Sabot and Zindy refined, in particular, the results of .
On the moments of the meeting time of independent random walks in random environment
Sabot, Random Dirichlet environment viewed from the particle in dimension d ≥ 3, to appear in Ann.
Random walks in random environments without ellipticity
It was Sabot and Tarr`es who managed to make the connection between LRRW and the hyperbolic sigma model rigorous .
Reinforced random walk
Comparing to the approach of Disertori-Spencer-Sabot-Tarr`es, our approach is much softer, and has almost no explicit calculations.
Reinforced random walk
Nathanal Enriquez and Christophe Sabot, Edge oriented reinforced random walks and RWRE. C. R.
Reinforced random walk
Christophe Sabot, Random walks in random Dirichlet environment are transient in dimension d ≥ 3.
Reinforced random walk
Christophe Sabot and Pierre Tarr`es, Edge-reinforced random walk, Vertex-Reinforced Jump Process and the supersymmetric hyperbolic sigma model.
Reinforced random walk
Sabot, Existence and uniqueness of diffusions on finitely ramified self-similar fractals, Ann.
Local limit theorems for sequences of simple random walks on graphs
On the other hand, it is known (see for example Sabot-Tournier [ST11]) that in dimension d ≥ 2, there exist elliptic random walks which are transient in a given direction but not ballistic in that direction.
Ellipticity criteria for ballistic behavior of random walks in random environment
Furthermore, they are also stronger than the characterization of ballisticity for RWDRE given by Sabot in [Sa11b] for random walks in random Dirichlet environments in dimension d ≥ 3.
Ellipticity criteria for ballistic behavior of random walks in random environment
It is thus natural to wonder to what general condition corresponds (not restricted to random Dirichlet environments), the characterization of Sabot and Tournier.
Ellipticity criteria for ballistic behavior of random walks in random environment
In section 2, we will see that there are several formulations of the condition of Sabot and Tournier for RWDRE, but which are not equivalent for general RWRE.
Ellipticity criteria for ballistic behavior of random walks in random environment
Very recently, Sabot and Tarr `es managed to make this connection explicit.
Localization for Linearly Edge Reinforced Random Walks
We will return to Sabot and Tarr `es’s work later in the introduction and describe it in more details.
Localization for Linearly Edge Reinforced Random Walks