Simple Definition of cartridge
: a tube which you put into a gun and which contains a bullet and explosive material
: a case or container that you put into a machine to make it work
Full Definition of cartridge
: a case or container that holds a substance, device, or material which is difficult, troublesome, or awkward to handle and that usually can be easily changed: as a : a tube (as of metal) containing a complete charge for a firearm and usually an initiating device (as a primer) b : a case containing an explosive charge for blasting c : an often cylindrical container for insertion into a larger mechanism or apparatus d : cassette 2 e : a small case that contains a phonograph needle and transducer and is attached to a tonearm f : a removable case containing a magnetic tape or one or more disks and used as a computer storage medium g : a case for holding printed circuit chips containing a computer program <a video-game cartridge>
Examples of cartridge in a sentence
The printer needs a new ink cartridge.
Origin and Etymology of cartridge
alteration of earlier cartage, modification of Middle French cartouche
First Known Use: 1626
CARTRIDGE Defined for Kids
Definition of cartridge for Students
1 : a case or shell containing gunpowder and shot or a bullet for use in a firearm
2 : a container that is inserted into a machine to make it work <an ink cartridge>
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