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 for Rim-fire cartridge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rim \Rim\, n. [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim,
     edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. Rind.]
     1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of
        something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or
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     2. The lower part of the abdomen. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Arch rim (Phonetics), the line between the gums and the
     Rim-fire cartridge. (Mil.) See under Cartridge.
     Rim lock. See under Lock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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