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Cartridge definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CARTRIDGE, n. [a corruption of cartouch.] A case of pasteboard or parchment, holding the charge of powder or powder and balls, for a cannon, mortar, musket or pistol. The cartridges for small arms, prepared for battle, contain the powder and ball; those for cannon and mortars are made of paste-board, or tin. Cartridges, without balls, are called blank cartridges.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
2: a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required [syn: magazine, cartridge]
3: a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment; "he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck"
4: an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable [syn: cartridge, pickup]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: alteration of earlier cartage, modification of Middle French cartouche Date: 1626 a case or container that holds a substance, device, or material which is difficult, troublesome, or awkward to handle and that usually can be easily changed: as a. a tube (as of metal) containing a complete charge for a firearm and usually an initiating device (as a primer) b. a case containing an explosive charge for blasting c. an often cylindrical container for insertion into a larger mechanism or apparatus d. cassette 2 e. a small case that contains a phonograph needle and transducer and is attached to a tonearm f. a removable case containing a magnetic tape or one or more disks and used as a computer storage medium g. a case for holding printed circuit chips containing a computer program <a video-game cartridge>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a case containing a charge of propelling explosive for firearms or blasting, with a bullet or shot if for small arms. 2 a spool of film, magnetic tape, etc., in a sealed container ready for insertion. 3 a component carrying the stylus on the pick-up head of a record-player. 4 an ink-container for insertion in a pen. Phrases and idioms: cartridge-belt a belt with pockets or loops for cartridges (in sense 1). cartridge paper thick rough paper used for cartridges, for drawing, and for strong envelopes. Etymology: corrupt. of CARTOUCHE (but recorded earlier)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cartridge Car"tridge (k[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See Cartouch.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material. Ball cartridge, a cartridge containing a projectile. Blank cartridge, a cartridge without a projectile. Center-fire cartridge, a cartridge in which the fulminate occupies an axial position usually in the center of the base of the capsule, instead of being contained in its rim. In the Prussian needle gun the fulminate is applied to the middle of the base of the bullet. Rim-fire cartridge, a cartridge in which the fulminate is contained in a rim surrounding its base. Cartridge bag, a bag of woolen cloth, to hold a charge for a cannon. Cartridge belt, a belt having pockets for cartridges. Cartridge box, a case, usually of leather, attached to a belt or strap, for holding cartridges. Cartridge paper. (a) A thick stout paper for inclosing cartridges. (b) A rough tinted paper used for covering walls, and also for making drawings upon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cartridges) 1. A cartridge is a metal or cardboard tube containing a bullet and an explosive substance. Cartridges are used in guns. N-COUNT 2. A cartridge is part of a machine or device that can be easily removed and replaced when it is worn out or empty. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

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