from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cartridge containing a ball, as distinguished from a blank cartridge, containing only powder.
- n. a cartridge containing a projectile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cartridge containing a ball, in contradistinction to a shot-cartridge or a blank cartridge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder
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Outside, crowds of guests were arriving at various houses near, from Shlaku and Berisha and distant parts of Dushmani, all greeted by volleys of rifle and revolver shots, to which the Primæval replied with a revolverful of blank, and Old Red Coat with ball cartridge out of window, and both with piercing yells.