Car*touch" (?), n.; pl. Cartouches (#) [F. cartouche, It. cartuccia, cartoccio, cornet, cartouch, fr. L. charta paper. See 1st Card, and cf. Cartridge.]

1. Mil. (a)

A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge

. (b)

A cartridge box

. (c)

A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.


A gunner's bag for ammunition

. (e)

A military pass for a soldier on furlough.

2. Arch. (a)

A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper

. (b)

A tablet for ornament, or for receiving an inscription, formed like a sheet of paper with the edges rolled up; hence, any tablet of ornamental form.

3. Egyptian Antiq.

An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.


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