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Ball cartridge at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ball \Ball\ (b[add]l), n. [OE. bal, balle; akin to OHG. balla,
palla, G. ball, Icel. b["o]llr, ball; cf. F. balle. Cf. 1st
{Bale}, n., {Pallmall}.]
1. Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as,
a ball of twine; a ball of snow.

2. A spherical body of any substance or size used to play
with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.

3. A general name for games in which a ball is thrown,
kicked, or knocked. See {Baseball}, and {Football}.

4. Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of
lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a
cannon ball; a rifle ball; -- often used collectively; as,
powder and ball. Spherical balls for the smaller firearms
are commonly called {bullets}.

5. (Pyrotechnics & Mil.) A flaming, roundish body shot into
the air; a case filled with combustibles intended to burst
and give light or set fire, or to produce smoke or stench;
as, a fire ball; a stink ball.

6. (Print.) A leather-covered cushion, fastened to a handle
called a ballstock; -- formerly used by printers for
inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.

7. A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body;
as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.

8. (Far.) A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly
given to horses; a bolus. --White.

9. The globe or earth. --Pope.

Move round the dark terrestrial ball. --Addison.

{Ball and socket joint}, a joint in which a ball moves within
a socket, so as to admit of motion in every direction
within certain limits.

{Ball bearings}, a mechanical device for lessening the
friction of axle bearings by means of small loose metal

{Ball cartridge}, a cartridge containing a ball, as
distinguished from a blank cartridge, containing only

{Ball cock}, a faucet or valve which is opened or closed by
the fall or rise of a ball floating in water at the end of
a lever.

{Ball gudgeon}, a pivot of a spherical form, which permits
lateral deflection of the arbor or shaft, while retaining
the pivot in its socket. --Knight.

{Ball lever}, the lever used in a ball cock.

{Ball of the eye}, the eye itself, as distinguished from its
lids and socket; -- formerly, the pupil of the eye.

{Ball valve} (Mach.), a contrivance by which a ball, placed
in a circular cup with a hole in its bottom, operates as a

{Ball vein} (Mining), a sort of iron ore, found in loose
masses of a globular form, containing sparkling particles.

{Three balls}, or {Three golden balls}, a pawnbroker's sign
or shop.

Syn: See {Globe}.

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.

{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.

ball cartridge at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

ball cartridge
n : a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a
full charge of powder