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or car·touch  (kär-to͞osh′)
1. A structure or figure, often in the shape of an oval shield or oblong scroll, used as an architectural or graphic ornament or to bear a design or inscription.
2. An oval or oblong figure in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics that encloses characters expressing the names or epithets of royal or divine personages.
3. A heavy paper cartridge case.

[French, from Italian cartoccio, paper cornet, from carta, card, paper; see carton.]


(kɑːˈtuːʃ) or


1. (Architecture) a carved or cast ornamental tablet or panel in the form of a scroll, sometimes having an inscription
2. (Historical Terms) an oblong figure enclosing characters expressing royal or divine names in Egyptian hieroglyphics
3. (Games, other than specified) the paper case holding combustible materials in certain fireworks
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) rare a cartridge or a box for cartridges
[C17: from French: scroll, cartridge, from Italian cartoccio, from carta paper; see card1]


or car•touch


1. a rounded panel often containing an inscription, decoration, or coat of arms.
2. an oblong figure, as on ancient Egyptian monuments, enclosing the name of a sovereign.
[1605–15; < Middle French < Italian cartoccio]


An oval or oblong figure containing a royal or divine name in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cartouche - a cartridge (usually with paper casing)
cartridge - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun


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