car·tridge /ˈkɑrtrɪʤ, ||ˈkætrɪʤ/
Car·tridge n. 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.
n 1: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an
explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or
2: a light-tight supply chamber 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
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: pickup]