Blank 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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  • Blank cartridge — Blank Blank, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F. blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white, G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98. See {Blink}, and cf. 1st {Blanch}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of a white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blank cartridge — noun count a BLANK for a gun …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Blank (cartridge) — A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot. When fired, the blank makes a flash and an explosive sound (report).It should not be confused with a dummy, which does not contain gunpowder, and is… …   Wikipedia

  • blank cartridge — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blank cartridge : singular blank cartridge plural blank cartridges a cartridge for a gun that can be fired but has no bullet in it …   English dictionary

  • blank cartridge — blank′ car′tridge n. mil a cartridge containing powder only, without a bullet • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • blank cartridge — Ordn. a cartridge containing powder only, without a bullet. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • blank cartridge — gun cartridge containing powder but no bullet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blank cartridge — noun (C) a cartridge (1) that contains an explosive but no bullet …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blank cartridge — /blæŋk ˈkatrɪdʒ/ (say blangk kahtrij) noun a cartridge containing powder only, without a bullet …   Australian English dictionary

  • blank cartridge — noun : a cartridge having instead of a projectile a wadding (as of paper) sealed in the mouth of the case …   Useful english dictionary

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