from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Destruction of property or obstruction of normal operations, as by civilians or enemy agents in time of war.
- n. Treacherous action to defeat or hinder a cause or an endeavor; deliberate subversion.
- transitive v. To commit sabotage against.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
- v. to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Scamped work.
- n. Malicious waste or destruction of an employer's property or injury to his interests by workmen during labor troubles.
- n. any surreptitious destruction of property or obstruction of activity by persons not known to be hostile; -- in war, such actions carried out behind enemy lines by agents or local sympathisers of the hostile power.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
- v. destroy property or hinder normal operations
French, from saboter, to walk noisily, bungle, sabotage, from sabot, sabot; see sabot.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French sabotage (verb is from the noun) (Wiktionary)