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Sabot
also called Armored piercing fin discarding sabot

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  1. a device used in a firearm or cannon to fire a projectile, such as a bullet, that is smaller than the bore diameter

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  2. "saybow", or /ˈsæboʊ/: "sabbow"

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  3. The term is also applied to a battery stub case, a device used similarly to make a small electrical battery usable instead of a larger one

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  4. Since a strong seal is needed to trap propellant gasses behind the projectile, and keep the projectile centered in the barrel, something is needed to fill the gap between projectile and barrel, which is the role of the sabot

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  5. Firing a small size projectile wrapped in a sabot raises the muzzle velocity of the projectile

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