Origin of cartridge
Examples from the Web for cartridge
He writes that he discovered thousands of cartridge casings on the barricades, apparently fired from the police squads.
Jest as I got near enough to help him, he got a cartridge jammed in his Winchester, and couldn't get it out.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
He had slung on his cartridge box, his sword, and his volunteer's rifle.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
Ejecting the cartridge from the magazine of the rifle, the Englishman found that there were still eleven rounds.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for cartridge
Word Origin for cartridge
Word Origin and History for cartridge
1570s, cartage, corruption of French cartouche "a full charge for a pistol," originally wrapped in paper (16c.), from Italian cartoccio "roll of paper," an augmentative form of Medieval Latin carta "paper" (see card (n.)). The notion is of a roll of paper containing a charge for a firearm. The modern form of the English word is recorded from 1620s. Extended broadly 20c. to other small containers and their contents.