cartridges

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pickup \Pick"up\, or Pick-up \Pick"-up'\, noun [Colloq., Cant, or Slang]

1. Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. That which picks up; specif.: (Elec.) same as {Brush} b. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. a social companion for the evening who is met without prior arrangement, as at a singles bar; also, the act of joining with such a companion in that fashion. [PJC]

5. (Automobiles) acceleration; a measure of the ability of a vehicle to accelerate. [PJC]

6. (Electronics) a component of a phonograph which contains the stylus and also components for converting the vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a {cartridge}; also, the process of converting vibrations into electrical impulses. [PJC]

7. (Electronics) the conversion of sound or light into electrical signals in a sound or image recording or transmitting device. [PJC]

8. (Vehicles) a small truck having an enclosed driver's compartment (cab) but an open rear with usually low sides and a tailgate. Also called {pickup truck}. [PJC]

9. a hitchhiker who has been picked up. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cartridge \Car"tridge\ (k[aum]r"tr[i^]j), noun [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.

{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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cartridge

noun

1: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

2: a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required [syn: {magazine}, {cartridge}]

3: a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment; "he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the tape deck"

4: an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable [syn: {cartridge}, {pickup}]


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