EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cannelure.

NounEdit

cannelure (plural cannelures)

  1. (firearms) A ringlike groove, such as that around the cylinder of an elongated bullet for small arms to contain a lubricant, or around the rotating band of a gun projectile to lessen the resistance offered to the rifling.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle French, first attested in 1545 as canneleüre; from canneler (provide with a channel), from canne.

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NounEdit

cannelure f (plural cannelures)

  1. groove (linear indent)
  2. (botany) striation (on a plant)
  3. (architecture) flute (on a column)

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