Definition of cartridge in English:

cartridge

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːtrɪdʒ
 
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noun

  • 1A container holding a spool of photographic film, a quantity of ink, etc., designed for insertion into a mechanism.
    More 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, magazine, cylinder, canister, container, capsule, case, pack, packet, package
  • 1.1A casing containing a charge and a bullet or shot for small arms or an explosive charge for blasting.
    More 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, casing
  • 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).

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