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Definition of "cartridge" []

  • A cylindrical, usually metal casing containing the primer and charge of ammunition for firearms. (noun)
  • Such a casing fitted with a bullet. (noun)
  • A similar piece of ammunition, such as a shotgun shell. (noun)
  • A case filled with high explosives, used in blasting. (noun)
  • A small modular unit designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment: an ink cartridge; a disposable cartridge of caulking compound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cartridge" in a sentence
  • "Shoot what you want, don't argue that a certain cartridge is the top cal. unles you survey more people than B&C records Say ...."
  • "It was so intriguing I started to look for more references as I always get questions from people in the USA whenever I use the term cartridge paper."
  • "This cartridge is a 29 gr. bullet with a velocity of 1100 fps."