Car*touch" (?), n.; pl.
Cartouches (#). [F. cartouche, It.
cartuccia, cartoccio, cornet, cartouch, fr. L.
charta paper. See 1st Card, and cf.
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. (d) 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
3. (Egyptian Antiq.) An oval
figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a