Definition of cartridge in English:

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cartridge

Pronunciation: /ˈkärtrij/

noun

1A container holding a spool of photographic film, a quantity of ink, or other item or substance, designed for insertion into a mechanism.
Example sentences
  • Super8 film cartridges are available from good photographic stores for about £12 which thankfully includes processing.
  • Cassette doors can break off, spring mechanisms inside cartridges can be dislodged, or the entire tape cabinet may break apart.
  • The packaging apparatus is relatively simple in structure because it has no mechanisms for rotating the film cartridge and the case.
Synonyms
cassette, canister, container, magazine
1.1A casing containing a charge and a bullet or shot for small arms or an explosive charge for blasting.
Example sentences
  • Among the ammunition were shotgun cartridges and dum-dum bullets.
  • She said authorities also found in the car automatic rifles, bullet cartridges, plastic explosives and other materials.
  • The hand gun carried by the first man was a Webley revolver adapted to fire shot gun cartridges.
Synonyms
bullet, round, shell, charge, shot
1.2A component carrying the stylus on the pickup head of a record player.

Origin

Late 16th century: from French cartouche (feminine noun), from Italian cartoccio (see cartouche).

Words that rhyme with cartridge

partridge

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: car·tridge

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