from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A structure or figure, often in the shape of an oval shield or oblong scroll, used as an architectural or graphic ornament or to bear a design or inscription.
- n. An oval or oblong figure in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics that encloses characters expressing the names or epithets of royal or divine personages.
- n. A heavy paper cartridge case.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ornamental figure, often on an oval shield.
- n. an oval figure containing characters that represent the names of royal or divine people.
- n. A paper cartridge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A roll or case of paper holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge.
- n. A cartridge-box (which see).
- n. A case of wood bound about with marline, containing several iron balls of a pound each and about 400 musket-balls, to be fired from a cannon or howitzer. Farrow, Mil. Encyc.
- n. An oval or oblong figure on ancient Egyptian monuments and in papyri, containing groups of characters expressing the names or titles of royal personages and, rarely, of deities: a name given by Champollion.
- n. A painted, engraved, or sculptured ornament of irregular or fantastic form, inclosing a plain central space used as a field for inscriptions, etc.
- n. In heraldry, a name given in England to the oval escutcheon often seen in Italian heraldry, and generally considered to be peculiar to ecclesiastics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cartridge (usually with paper casing)
French, from Italian cartoccio, paper cornet, from carta, card, paper; see carton.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French cartouche, from Italian cartuccia, from carta, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs). (Wiktionary)