Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge.
  • noun A cartridge box.
  • noun A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.
  • noun A gunner's bag for ammunition.
  • noun A military pass for a soldier on furlough.
  • noun A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper.
  • noun A tablet for ornament, or for receiving an inscription, formed like a sheet of paper with the edges rolled up; hence, any tablet of ornamental form.
  • noun (Egyptian Antiq.) An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.

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  • noun a cartridge (usually with paper casing)

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  • "...a case of wood about 3 inches thick at bottom, bound about with marline, holding about 400 musket balls, besides 8 or 10 iron balls of a pound each. They are fired from a howitzer for the defense of a pass." (citation in list description; compare cartouches)

    October 10, 2008

  • A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper. See also cartouche.

    August 2, 2015