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Definitions for cartridge
ˈkɑr trɪdʒcar·tridge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cartridgenoun

    ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

  2. magazine, cartridgenoun

    a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required

  3. cartridgenoun

    a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment

    "he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck"

  4. cartridge, pickupnoun

    an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable


  1. cartridgenoun

    The package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition.

  2. cartridgenoun

    A prefabricated subassembly that can be easily installed in or removed from a larger mechanism or replaced with another interchangeable subassembly.

  3. cartridgenoun

    A vessel which contains the ink or toner for a computer printer and can be easily replaced with another.

  4. cartridgenoun

    Magnetic tape storage, used for storing (backup) copies of data.

  5. cartridgenoun

    A small paper package, e.g. in an old book about making printer's type: After all the type has been cast: "The Boy will paper up each sort in a cartridge by itself".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cartrage, Cartridgenoun

    A case of paper or parchment filled with gunpowder, used for the greater expedition in charging guns.

    Etymology: cartouche, Fr.

    Our careful monarch stands in person by,
    His new-cast cannons firmness to explore;
    The strength of big-corn’d powder loves to try,
    And ball and cartrage sorts for every bore. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cartridgenoun

    a complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material

  2. Etymology: [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See Cartouch.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cartridge

    The case in which the exact charge of powder for fire-arms is made up--of paper for small-arms, of flannel for great guns, or of sheet metal for breech-loading muskets. For small-arms generally the cartridge contains the bullet as well as the powder, and in the case of most breech-loaders, the percussion priming also; in the case of some very light pieces the shot is included, and then named a round of "fixed ammunition;" and for breech-loading guns some sort of lubricator is generally inclosed in the forward end of the cartridge.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cartridge

    For cannon, is the powder charge and its case. The case is a cylindrical bag of flannel, wildbore, or serge, in which the charge is placed. The mouth is closed by tying with twine, forming the choke, which is always turned towards the muzzle when the gun is charged. For chambered pieces the mouth of the cartridge-bag is closed with a cartridge-block to give it a proper form. For some services the cartridge is attached to the projectile, in others it is carried separately. See Ordnance, Ammunition for.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cartridge in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Galloway:

    NIBIN allows us the immediate entry of those fired cartridge casings and produce leads immediately, additionally, they're connecting crime scenes across jurisdictions. So, for example, you have a shooting here in L.A. before [we used NIBIN] that information would have just remained here in Los Angeles. But now through the NIBIN system, we're able to connect that shooting to a shooting in Orange County, possibly a shooting in Las Vegas. In the past, we were just narrowly focused on the given area.

  2. Nick Santaniello:

    I grew up with the arcade and console games of the 80s and 90s, giphy Arcade harkens back to that sort of pop in the cartridge, turn on the power and you're off and running feeling.

  3. David Katz:

    There's not even a question -- the blank is not going to have a projectile, the part of the cartridge, the bullet is not going to be here. The cartridge will either be crimped or there will be some sort of wadding or plastic cap because the powder still needs to be contained.

  4. Chris Toumazou:

    It is a lab in a cartridge effectively, the key is that with this test you go straight from a saliva swap or a nasal swab into the cartridge with no transport and no laboratory.

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    • A. currish
    • B. naiant
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