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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.]
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Noun1.cartouch - 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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The borders of the saucers are wide, with blue-scrolled cartouches.
Par ailleurs, des elements de la Gendarmerie nationale "ont apprehende, en coordination avec les services de la Surete nationale, a Relizane , cinq individus et saisi un fusil de chasse, 3 paires de jumelles, 1.084 cartouches, 34 kilogrammes de plomb ainsi qu'un drone muni d'une camera", alors que des Garde-cotes "ont dejoue, a Ain Temouchent ,une tentative d'emigration clandestine de seize (16) personnes a bord d'embarcations de construction artisanale".
Furthermore, Iskander added that among the rarest discovered elements were the first few stones of establishing the temple which were carved on the royal cartouches of the young king.
Guides keep cartouches close by and are quick to offer a reload or a cold drink and a couple of aspirin to tame the soreness caused by cases of shotshells spent during a single shooting session.
Dans cette lutte farouche, les separatistes et leurs acolytes s'acharnent aupres de leurs clients, en usant de leurs ultimes cartouches mouillees pour quemander leur soutien desavoue.
The top is decorated with finials, piers and cartouches.
She then had them make clay cartouches, digging into the clay quite deep.
Le suspect, age de 31 ans, a ete arrete puis conduit dans son domicile ou 40 autres cartouches ont ete trouvees.
Two tenders for the supply of (a) bicarbonate cartouches for the artificial kidney patients, also (b) equipment for the central workshops.