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: such asa : a tube (as of metal) containing a complete charge for a firearm and usually an initiating device (such as a primer)b : a case containing an explosive charge for blastingc : an often cylindrical container for insertion into a larger mechanism or apparatusd : cassette 2e : a small case that contains a phonograph needle and transducer and is attached to a tonearmf : a removable case containing a magnetic tape or one or more disks and used as a computer storage mediumg : 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.
Recent Examples of cartridge from the Web
Investigators collected 47 cartridge cases fired by this team, but only 26 projectiles hit Long.
Take note: The cartridge that caused her death was sealed.
The post published on Burger’s Instagram page to her more than 150,000 followers read: … an example of the cartridge/siphon from Chantilly that exploded and struck Rebecca’s chest, killing her.
Take note: the cartridge that caused her death was sealed.
The crime scene investigator said Tuesday that multiple rounds were fired from two M-16 assault rifles, including from inside the guard house where cartridges were later found.
Items not eligible for shredding include cans, bottles, food wrappers, thick metal, copier/printer cartridges, corrugated cardboard and medical waste.
The 7.62 designation describes in millimeters the caliber of the rifle's cartridges.
Essentially, Lexmark was saying that its patent rights extended beyond the initial sale of the cartridge to cover future resales as well.
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Origin and Etymology of cartridge
alteration of earlier cartage, modification of Medieval French cartouche
First Known Use: 1626See Words from the same year
CARTRIDGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cartridge for English Language Learners
: 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
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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