• WordNet 3.6
    • n cartridge ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
    • n cartridge an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
    • n cartridge a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment "he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck"
    • n cartridge a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Atari had to bury millions of unsold "E.T." game cartridges in a New Mexico desert landfill in 1982
    • n Cartridge kär"trĭj (Mil) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cartridge 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 cartridge 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cartridge kär′trij a case made of paper, pasteboard, metal, &c., containing the charge for a gun—Blank′-car′tridges contain powder only; Ball′-cartridges contain a bullet as well
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche,. See Cartouch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of Cartouche.


In literature:

A few thousand rifles and enough cartridges could be shipped from this point, across the river, on a dark night.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
We filled our cartridge boxes again and went back to the support of our battery.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
In her cartridge-pouch she carried the flat, sealed packet which Clinch had trusted to her.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
If cartridges are found in the chamber or magazine they are removed and placed in the belt.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
It was the big elephant rifle, with its cartridge-bag attached.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Its cartridges were greased with animal lubricants.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
He had no revolver ammunition beyond the five cartridges remaining in the cylinder of his weapon.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
In a twinkling he slipped a cartridge into his rifle, bringing the piece to his shoulder.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
I put a fresh cartridge into the barrel, and leaned back in my deck chair.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
Why, they must have used a couple of hundred cartridges.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

The bolt-heads locked to the cartridges;
The rifles stead to rest,
As cold stock nestled at colder cheek
And foresight lined on the breast.
"The Deserter" by Gilbert Frankau
Grandma's sitting in her attic,
Oiling up her automatic.
Mid-Victorian is her style,
Prim yet gentle is her smile
As she fits the cartridges
One by one, and softly says:
"Owed To Volstead" by Wallace Irwin
A hammerless gun, that went off at a touch,
Of green cartridges nearly a keg.
Said he “When I’ve used them, there won’t remain much,
Of the man with designs on my peg.
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake
And love! Bless my stars, what a cartridge is there!
With a wadding of rose-leaves and ribbons and hair,--
All crammed in one verse to go off at a shot!
"Were there ever such sweethearts?" Of course there were not!
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I tries it once. Me soul 'ad got the sinks,
Me thorts annoyed me, an' I 'ad the joes,
I feels like no one loves me, so I thinks,
Well, Mick, 'ere goes!
I breaks a cartridge open, chews a bit,
Reports I'm sick, an' throws a fancy fit.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis

In news:

The popular Canadian online printer supplier just updated their expanding inventory which now includes the Brother LC75Ink Cartridge.
The Sons of the American Legion will be collecting used injket and toner cartridges during Monday's Memorial Day parade in Marietta as part of a fundraiser aimed at supporting the state's Honor Flight Network.
Will spend $140 million to construct an 88,000-square-foot plant southwest of downtown Indianapolis to make cartridges for insulin pens.
I have never reloaded belted cartridges before and was wondering if there is anything that i should be aware of when resizing the 7mm mag cartridges.
I am not aware of anything special to worry about when loading belted cartridges.
I have always been a fan of the.22 long rifle cartridge or.22 LR as it is known.
Chambered for an all-new.50-caliber magnum cartridge, the new S&W Model 500 double-action revolver needs no hype.
Say youhave a couple of spare ink cartridges.
John Cage, "Cartridge Music" (excerpt) from John Cage / Christian Wolff (Mainstream 1962) Vladimir Ussachevsky, "Piece for Tape Recorder" from Pioneers of Electronic Music (CRI 1991) Gyorgy Ligeti, "Glissandi" from Continuum etc.
Nylon Cartridges for Manual Dispensing System.
ConProTec Inc announces Nylon cartridges for its MIXPAC Hand-Held Cartridge Dispensing System for two-component adhesives.
Ten Ways (plus 1) to Save on Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges.
The Epcon A7 anchoring adhesive now comes in a 5- ounce cartridge with a choice of one-step dispensing systems.
From paper clips and toner cartridges to janitorial and breakroom supplies, Office Express U.P.
Leap Pad , Carrying Case & 1 Disney Princess Cartridge - like new $20.00 / Can email or text picture.

In science:

The first four receiver cartridges for the baseline ALMA (Japan’s entry has brought two additional bands to ALMA’s receiver retinue) have been accepted, with performance above the alreadychallenging specifications.
ALMA Capabilities for Observations of Spectral Line Emission
The four first cartridges from partners in Europe and North American have been assembled and tested in the dewar in the Front End Integration Facility at the NRAO Technology Center in Charlottesville.
ALMA Capabilities for Observations of Spectral Line Emission
Tests show that all of the preproduction cartridges are exceeding the specifications given in Table 2.
ALMA Capabilities for Observations of Spectral Line Emission
The first dewar, equipped with the four first cartridges, will be tested at the ALMA Test Facility during late Spring 2007 before being mounted on the first production antenna at the OSF later in the year.
ALMA Capabilities for Observations of Spectral Line Emission
This can be obtained by means of commercial purification cartridges and by the re-circulation of the Argon.
A prototype liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for the study of UV laser multi-photonic ionization