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cartouch


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cartouch  \Car*touch"\,  n.;  pl  {Cartouches}.  [F.  cartouche,  It 
  cartuccia  cartoccio  cornet,  cartouch,  fr  L.  charta  paper. 
  See  1st  {Card},  and  cf  {Cartridge}.] 
  1.  (Mil.) 
  a  A  roll  or  case  of  paper,  etc.,  holding  a  charge  for  a 
  firearm;  a  cartridge. 
  b  A  cartridge  box. 
  c  A  wooden  case  filled  with  balls,  to  be  shot  from  a 
  cannon. 
  d  A  gunner's  bag  for  ammunition. 
  e  A  military  pass  for  a  soldier  on  furlough. 
 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  cantalever,  console,  corbel,  or  modillion,  which  has 
  the  form  of  a  scroll  of  paper. 
  b  A  tablet  for  ornament,  or  for  receiving  an 
  inscription,  formed  like  a  sheet  of  paper  with  the 
  edges  rolled  up  hence  any  tablet  of  ornamental  form 
 
  3.  (Egyptian  Antiq.)  An  oval  figure  on  monuments,  and  in 
  papyri,  containing  the  name  of  a  sovereign. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cartouch 
  n  :  usually  with  paper  casing  [syn:  {cartouche}] 




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