Rim-fire cartridge
Cartridge Car"tridge (k[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material. [1913 Webster]

{Ball cartridge}, a cartridge containing a projectile.

{Blank cartridge}, a cartridge without a projectile.

{Center-fire cartridge}, a cartridge in which the fulminate occupies an axial position usually in the center of the base of the capsule, instead of being contained in its rim. In the Prussian needle gun the fulminate is applied to the middle of the base of the bullet.

{Rim-fire cartridge}, a cartridge in which the fulminate is contained in a rim surrounding its base.

{Cartridge bag}, a bag of woolen cloth, to hold a charge for a cannon.

{Cartridge belt}, a belt having pockets for cartridges.

{Cartridge box}, a case, usually of leather, attached to a belt or strap, for holding cartridges.

{Cartridge paper}. (a) A thick stout paper for inclosing cartridges. (b) A rough tinted paper used for covering walls, and also for making drawings upon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rim-fire cartridge — Rim Rim, n. [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. {Rind}.] 1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rim-fire — «RIHM FYR», adjective. 1. (of a cartridge) having its primer at the rim of its base. 2. (of a firearm) designed to fire rim fire cartridges …   Useful english dictionary

  • rim- fire — rimˈ fire adjective 1. (of a cartridge) having the primer in the rim of the base 2. (of a firearm) for use with such cartridges • • • Main Entry: ↑rim …   Useful english dictionary

  • rim-fire — /ˈrɪm faɪə/ (say rim fuyuh) adjective 1. of or relating to a cartridge which has the primer in the rim around the base. 2. of or relating to a rifle designed to fire such cartridges …   Australian English dictionary

  • Center-fire cartridge — Cartridge Car tridge (k[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teat-fire cartridge — The Teat fire cartridge was a .32 caliber pistol cartridge designed by Daniel Moore and manufactured by Moore and his partner David Williamson for their Pocket Revolver, which were produced under both the Moore and National Arms marques by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartridge — Car tridge (k[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cartridge bag — Cartridge Car tridge (k[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cartridge belt — Cartridge Car tridge (k[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cartridge box — Cartridge Car tridge (k[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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