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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cartridge paper
▪ Fox had found a bullet bedded in the ground and a cartridge case to go with it.
▪ The discharged cartridge cases were in the roadway and the gutter, close to the back wheel of the taxi.
▪ Each landing was almost an inch deep in cartridge cases across which the thin track of dried blood still passed.
▪ Kneeling down on the floor, he picked up an empty cartridge case.
▪ The ink cartridge is an open-plan affair, with four ink tanks feeding to a head built into the carrier.
▪ Switching between black and color printing requires changing ink cartridges.
▪ This is quite an expensive printer to run, with the integral head and ink cartridges costing around £30 each.
▪ By simply placing this in the ink cartridge bay and installing the software provided, your printer is converted into a scanner.
▪ On-screen guidelines are given for changing the ink cartridge, which does 60 pages at a cost of around 2.5 pence each.
▪ Mechanical woodpulp is acidic and is used for the cheapest types of paper like newsprint or certain types of cartridge paper.
▪ The cartridge paper will be adopted for the present, but the situation will be reviewed.
▪ I have omitted the address and telephone number Take an imperial sheet of cartridge paper and a small roll of gummed tape.
▪ Charcoal-grey cartridge paper should provide a cheap, readily available background, but the situation must be reviewed.
▪ Daler-Rowney has launched a new, heavyweight cartridge paper, which is acid-free and available in a selection of sizes.
▪ The charcoal-grey cartridge paper had not been introduced at this stage.
▪ In addition to overcoming its own inertia, Nintendo also may face a problem because its new system uses game cartridges.
▪ a computer game cartridge
▪ Wind the film back into the cartridge before you open the camera.
▪ All of these devices offer large amounts of storage on relatively low-cost cartridges or disks.
▪ Fox had found a bullet bedded in the ground and a cartridge case to go with it.
▪ I then replaced the cartridges, and they still leaked.
▪ Little piles of cartridges accumulated on the slab - there was nothing else whatever in any of the pockets.
▪ My fingers were so cold that I could hardly handle the cartridges, but they very soon warmed up to the work.
▪ The 4300 features separate units, which makes toner cartridge replacement cheaper when it happens.
▪ The Iomega Jaz drive stores a gigabyte of information on each cartridge and operates as fast as an internal hard drive.
▪ Using the optional black-only cartridge it should print a five per cent black page for only 0.7p.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pickup \Pick"up\, or Pick-up \Pick"-up`\, n. [Colloq., Cant, or Slang]

  1. Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.

  2. That which picks up; specif.: (Elec.) same as Brush b.

  3. One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc.

  4. a social companion for the evening who is met without prior arrangement, as at a singles bar; also, the act of joining with such a companion in that fashion.

  5. (Automobiles) acceleration; a measure of the ability of a vehicle to accelerate.

  6. (Electronics) a component of a phonograph which contains the stylus and also components for converting the vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a cartridge; also, the process of converting vibrations into electrical impulses.

  7. (Electronics) the conversion of sound or light into electrical signals in a sound or image recording or transmitting device.

  8. (Vehicles) a small truck having an enclosed driver's compartment (cab) but an open rear with usually low sides and a tailgate. Also called pickup truck.

  9. a hitchhiker who has been picked up.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


n. (context firearms English) The package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition (

  1. n. ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

  2. a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required [syn: magazine]

  3. a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment; "he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck"

  4. an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable [syn: pickup]


Cartridge may refer to:

Cartridge (firearms)

A cartridge (also called a round or a shell) is a type of ammunition packaging a bullet or shot, a propellant substance (usually either smokeless powder or black powder) and a primer within a metallic, paper, or plastic case that is precisely made to fit within the firing chamber of a firearm. The primer is a small charge of an impact-sensitive or electric-sensitive chemical mixture that can be located at the center of the case head ( centerfire ammunition), inside a rim ( rimfire ammunition), or in a projection such as in a pinfire or teat-fire cartridge. Military and commercial producers continue to pursue the goal of caseless ammunition. A cartridge without a bullet is called a blank. One that is completely inert (contains no active primer and no propellant) is called a dummy.

Some artillery ammunition uses the same cartridge concept as found in small arms. In other cases, the artillery shell is separate from the propellant charge.

In popular use, the term " bullet" is often misused to refer to a complete cartridge.

Cartridge (surname)

Cartridge is a surname in the English language, and is considered to be an English surname. The name is thought to be possibly a variant form of the surname Cartwright. According to etymologist P. H. Reaney, the earliest record of the surname Cartridge is of John Carkerege, in 1522 (in Canterbury). The surname Cartwright is derived from two Middle English elements: cart, carte + wright, meaning "craftsman". The name is first recorded in the 13th century, although the vocabulary word does not date before the 15th century. According to Reaney, the earliest record of the surname Cartwright is of John le Cartwereste, in 1275 (within the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire).

Usage examples of "cartridge".

Chandler finally pulled back and released the actuator of his M-16 to strip a cartridge off the magazine.

Because the reduced-charge cartridges did not generate the force to cycle the action, he had to pull back the actuator to feed the next cartridge.

Colonel Albright looked closely at Zimmerman and saw that he had inserted fired 9mm cartridges in his ears as protection against the noise, then saw that McCoy had done the same thing.

So he commenced to bargain, and in the end the person of Meriem passed from the possession of the black chieftain into that of the two Swedes in consideration of six yards of Amerikan, three empty brass cartridge shells and a shiny, new jack knife from New Jersey.

Twenty-five-millimeter cartridge, filled with a half a milliliter of Novichok, a V-class anticholinesterase agent that will paralyze you in about eight seconds.

He carried the weapon forward, let Jericho and the Ashanti examine it to see that the cartridges contained solid bullets.

Jerking out his autopistol, he fired at the vultures, the rapid-fire popping of the 9mm cartridges insignificant in the vast expanse of shadowy mountains and red sky.

Although he announced that there were no more cartridges for it the girl later came upon five wrapped in a bandana handkerchief.

There was a bit of a shovel, all rusted into holes and carefully blackleaded, a cartridge bandolier, a military-type water bottle, two rusted tins of corned beef and, slung above the mantelpiece below the moose head, a long-barrelled rifle with the wood of the butt half rotted away, barrel and stock pitted with rust.

He put cartridge into the breechblock, and tucked the gun into the left-hand side his belt.

In the end, shall our soldiers fight naked, no help for them under the sun-- And never a cartridge to stick in the breech of a Brummagem gun?

Eustache, Cartier, a young man of nineteen, was lowered from a window at night, crawled along to the Cache, then under range of fire, and brought back a bag of cartridges strapped round his waist, to replenish the exhausted ammunition of the defenders of the Chateau.

Half the roof was caved in, and the place smelled of death and cartridge casings, but there was a canvas cot and a gasoline lantern that still had some fuel in it.

The service charges for the different calibres and classes of naval smooth-bore guns now used in the Navy are as follows, and the cartridges are to be filled accordingly, viz.

The cartridge box, which hung beneath the bayonet at the end of the crossbelt, had a brass badge of a grenade mounted on its lid.