Definition of cartridge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːtrɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrtrɪdʒ//
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  1. 1(North American English also shell) a tube or case containing explosive and a bullet or shot, for shooting from a gun He was armed with a replica pistol, capable of firing blank cartridges.
  2. 2a case containing something that is used in a machine, for example film for a camera, ink for a printer, etc. Cartridges are put into the machine and can be removed and replaced when they are finished or empty.
  3. 3a thin tube containing ink which you put inside a pen
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French cartouche (feminine noun), from Italian cartoccio, from carta, from Latin carta, charta, from Greek khartēs ‘papyrus leaf’.
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