blank cartridge

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nounOrdnance.
  1. a cartridge containing powder only, without a bullet.

Origin of blank cartridge

1
First recorded in 1820–30

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How to use blank cartridge in a sentence

  • The blank cartridge struck Captain Cannon, hurting him considerably in a very tender portion of his body—not in front neither.

    Jack Harkaway in New York | Bracebridge Hemyng
  • True, it was make-believe from start to finish, without even blank cartridge to give the vaguest hint of reality.

    Servants of the Guns | Jeffery E. Jeffery
  • A single blank-cartridge volley would have scared soldiers and artillerists, who might besides have been harassed on both flanks.

  • But Mrs. Badger, after shooting him one quick look, probably decided that it was a blank cartridge.

    What's your hurry? | George Niblo
  • The fouling of the blank cartridge is as dangerous to the bore as the fouling of the ball cartridge.

British Dictionary definitions for blank cartridge

blank cartridge

noun
  1. a cartridge containing powder but no bullet: used in battle practice or as a signal

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