American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cylindrical, usually metal casing containing the primer and charge of ammunition for firearms.
- n. Such a casing fitted with a bullet.
- n. A similar piece of ammunition, such as a shotgun shell.
- n. A case filled with high explosives, used in blasting.
- n. A small modular unit designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment: an ink cartridge; a disposable cartridge of caulking compound.
- n. A removable case containing the stylus and electric conversion circuitry in a phonograph pickup.
- n. A case containing magnetic tape in a reel; a cassette.
- n. A case containing a ribbon in a spool, for use in printers and electric typewriters.
- n. A lightproof case with photographic film that can be loaded directly into a camera.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A case of pasteboard, parchment, copper, tin, serge, or other material, holding the exact charge of gunpowder, in the case of big guns, and of powder and bullet or shot for other firearms.
- n. A case of metal, paper, or other material containing some chemical preparation used in photography, such as magnesium mixture for flash-light or material for developing, toning, or fixing solutions.
- n. firearms The package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition (Wikipedia).
- n. by extension A prefabricated subassembly that can be easily installed in or removed from a larger mechanism or replaced with another interchangeable subassembly.
- n. computing A vessel which contains the ink (Wikipedia) or toner (Wikipedia) for a computer printer and can be easily replaced with another.
- n. computing Magnetic tape storage, used for storing (backup) copies of data (Wikipedia).
- n. obsolete 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".
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
- n. a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment
- n. an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
- n. ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
- Alteration of earlier cartage, alteration of French cartouche, from Italian cartuccio, variant of cartoccio, roll of paper; see cartouche. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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