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Cartouch, (1) a kind of bag or case in which cartridge is conveyed for use by artillery. (2) The box or pouch in which a soldier carried his cartridge, now commonly called a cartridge-pouch. (3) A case of large shot, interspersed with musket-balls, which was put altogether into a gun as a charge. A cartouche is also a name used to denote an oval employed in hieroglyphic inscriptions to enclose inscriptions or descriptions. The same word is in heraldry used to denote an oval containing armorial bearings.