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 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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  • cartridge-belt — carˈtridge belt noun A belt having pockets for cartridges • • • Main Entry: ↑cartridge …   Useful english dictionary

  • cartridge belt — noun Date: 1849 1. a belt having a series of loops for holding cartridges 2. a belt worn around the waist and designed for carrying various attachable equipment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cartridge belt — car′tridge belt n. mil a belt of leather or webbing with loops or pockets for carrying cartridges • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • cartridge belt — /ˈkatrɪdʒ bɛlt/ (say kahtrij belt) noun a belt (def. 9b) for ammunition with loops for cartridges or pockets for clips of cartridges …   Australian English dictionary

  • cartridge belt — noun a broad belt with loops or pockets for holding ammunition (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑belt • Hyponyms: ↑bandoleer, ↑bandolier …   Useful english dictionary

  • cartridge belt — a belt of leather or webbing with loops for carrying cartridges or pockets for clips of cartridges. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • cartridge belt — wide belt with pockets or loops for holding ammunition and equipment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cartridge belt — noun a belt holding cartridges of ammunition …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

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