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 fitted by means of a sabot. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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