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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cartridge 
  n  1:  cylindrical  casing  containing  an  explosive  charge  and  a 
  bullet;  fired  from  a  rifle  or  handgun 
  2:  a  light-tight  container  holding  the  film  and  supplying  it 
  for  exposure  as  required  [syn:  {magazine}] 
  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:  the  part  of  the  arm  of  a  record  player  that  holds  the  needle 
  and  that  is  removable  [syn:  {pickup}] 




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