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drive band

In pile driving, a steel band which encircles the head of a timber pile to prevent it from splitting when being driven.
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The distinctive black "belt" driving band is a unique feature and their "Mechani-Lokt" belted waist locks the lower portion of the bullet in place mechanically for weight retention and penetration.
The 29-grain, lead bullets featured a narrow driving band measuring precisely 0.224-inch in diameter.
A heavy, hard cast semi-wadcutter bullet is designed to be crimped in the groove in the front of the driving band. This is ideal for revolvers but may not chamber in a rifle, which works better with the bullet seated deeper and the crimp ran over the bullet at a higher point.
The Golden Saber had what Remington called a driving band, which was bore diameter, at the rear of the bullet.
The lack of any driving band or studs identifies these shells as the very early Armstrong type, and they probably were for an 8- or 9-pounder.
MONDAY Rugby player Andy Powell received a 15-month driving band and pounds 1,000 fine after driving a golf buggy down the M4.
That was the answer I wanted to hear, and bearing in mind the Avengers were a really tight driving band, it was obvious all our practice sessions were paying off."
He was employed at the hurdle and fencing works of Messers Miller, Miller Lane, and while attending to a planing machine found it necessary to tighten a driving band. The band caught the wheel, which was still running, and he was whirled round a number of times before it could be stopped.
He also designed an aerodynamic mortar round with an integral driving band to grip the rifling and maximize the use of propellant gases.
The hollowpoint bullet also features a driving band at the base and spiral cuts at the nose.