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English definition of “cartridge”


noun [C] uk   /ˈkɑː.trɪdʒ/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/
a small part with a particular purpose, used in a larger piece of equipment, which can be easily replaced with another similar part: an ink/printer cartridgeWords meaning parts of things a small tube containing an explosive substance and a bullet for use in a gunBullets and cartridges
(Definition of cartridge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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