bourrelet

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bourrelet (plural bourrelets)

  1. A ring of softer material around the diameter of a shell of a gun, which acts as a sealant so that the propellent gases do not leak through the space between the shell and the barrel.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bourre +‎ -et (influenced by Old French bourrel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bourrelet m (plural bourrelets)

  1. padding
  2. roll of fat
  3. (firearms) bourrelet

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