Part of speech: noun

A charge for a firearm or for blasting, enclosed in a case.

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Usage examples "cartridge":

  1. Holding the rifle above my head, I fired the third cartridge. - "Queen Sheba's Ring", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. In the middle of the table was a large drawing- desk, and on it was pinned a sheet of cartridge paper, which was almost covered with portions of designs. - "The World Peril of 1910", George Griffith.
  3. The last message of all was one that bore no date, and was smuggled out of Khartoum in a cartridge case by one who had been his servant:- " What I have gone through I cannot describe. - "The Story of General Gordon", Jeanie Lang.