Synonyms for cartridge

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If you have a horse and a gun and a cartridge, it is not so bad.

He was reluctant to exhaust a cartridge unless it was an absolute necessity.

"Come to," laughed Simmons, sending a cartridge home with his thumb.

But Lennon thrust his rifle through the back of his cartridge belt.

Alfred walked over and stuck him in the throat to save a cartridge.

"Chakzal," I replied, shoving a cartridge into the Mannlicher.

Their cartridge boxes when opened were found to be half full.

If you have only one cartridge, save it until they are up from the cut.

As he turned to resume the cartridge quest there arose a cry.

Deliberately, he placed a cartridge in the rifle and closed the action.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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nounprojectiles for weaponry
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