Subcaliber
Subcaliber Sub*cal"i*ber, a. Smaller than the caliber of a firearm. [Written also {subcalibre}.] [1913 Webster]

{Subcaliber projectile}, a projectile having a smaller diameter than the caliber of the arm from which it is fired, and to which it is fitted by means of a sabot. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • subcaliber — [sub kal′ə bər] adj. 1. smaller than the caliber of the gun from which it is fired: said of a projectile fired, as in practice, through a tube of proper caliber inserted in or slipped on the barrel 2. of or having to do with a subcaliber… …   Universalium

  • subcaliber — [sub kal′ə bər] adj. 1. smaller than the caliber of the gun from which it is fired: said of a projectile fired, as in practice, through a tube of proper caliber inserted in or slipped on the barrel 2. of or having to do with a subcaliber… …   English World dictionary

  • subcaliber — “+ adjective Etymology: sub + caliber 1. : smaller than the caliber of a gun a subcaliber projectile 2. : of, relating to, used in, or effected by firing a subcaliber projectile …   Useful english dictionary

  • subcaliber — sub·caliber …   English syllables

  • subcaliber — sub•cal′i•ber adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Subcaliber projectile — Subcaliber Sub*cal i*ber, a. Smaller than the caliber of a firearm. [Written also {subcalibre}.] [1913 Webster] {Subcaliber projectile}, a projectile having a smaller diameter than the caliber of the arm from which it is fired, and to which it is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subcaliber projectile — subkalibrinis sviedinys statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Sviedinys, kurio kalibras yra mažesnis negu pabūklo vamzdžio kalibras. Toks sviedinys dėl mažesnės masės įgyja didesnį pradinį greitį negu tokio pat kalibro kalibrinis sviedinys.… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • subcalibre — Subcaliber Sub*cal i*ber, a. Smaller than the caliber of a firearm. [Written also {subcalibre}.] [1913 Webster] {Subcaliber projectile}, a projectile having a smaller diameter than the caliber of the arm from which it is fired, and to which it is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sub|cal|i|bre — sub|cal|i|ber or sub|cal|i|bre «suhb KAL uh buhr», adjective. 1. (of a shell, bullet, or other projectile) having a diameter less than that of the bore of the gun from which it is fired. Subcaliber projectiles are fitted with a disk the size of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sub|cal|i|ber — or sub|cal|i|bre «suhb KAL uh buhr», adjective. 1. (of a shell, bullet, or other projectile) having a diameter less than that of the bore of the gun from which it is fired. Subcaliber projectiles are fitted with a disk the size of the bore or… …   Useful english dictionary

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