from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cartridge containing a ball, as distinguished from a blank cartridge, containing only powder.
- n. a cartridge containing a projectile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cartridge containing a ball, in contradistinction to a shot-cartridge or a blank cartridge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder
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