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cartridge

[ kahr-trij ]
/ ˈkɑr trɪdʒ /
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noun
Also called cartouche. a cylindrical case of pasteboard, metal, or the like, for holding a complete charge of powder, and often also the bullet or the shot for a rifle, machine gun, or other small arm.
a case containing any explosive charge, as for blasting.
any small container for powder, liquid, or gas, made for ready insertion into some device or mechanism: an ink cartridge for a pen.
Also called magazine. Photography. a lightproof metal or plastic container for a roll of film, usually containing both the supply and take-up spools, as well as a pressure plate, for rapid loading without the necessity of threading the film.
a flat, compact container enclosing an endless loop of audiotape, operated by inserting into a slot in a player.
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Origin of cartridge

1570–80; earlier cartage, cartrage, alteration of cartouche
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British Dictionary definitions for cartridge

cartridge
/ (ˈkɑːtrɪdʒ) /

noun

Word Origin for cartridge

C16: from earlier cartage, variant of cartouche (cartridge)
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