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noun 
  1. Ringlike groove in the jacket of a bullet which provides a means of securely crimping the cartridge case to the bullet; analogous to the crimping groove in artillery ammunition.
  2. Ringlike groove for locking the jacket of an armor piercing bullet to the core.
  3. Ringlike groove in the rotating band of a gun projectile to lessen the resistance offered to the gun rifling.
  4. Groove around the base of a cartridge case where the extractor takes hold.
  5. Ringlike groove cut into the outside surface of a watercooled machinegun barrel into which packing is placed to prevent the escape of water from the breech end of the water jacket; cannelure cut.

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