cartouche: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kär-tsh'), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a rounded, convex surface, usually surrounded with carved ornamental scrollwork, for receiving a painted or low-relief decoration, as an escutcheon.
- an oval or oblong figure, as on ancient Egyptian monuments, enclosing characters that represent the name of a sovereign.
- the case containing the inflammable materials in certain fireworks.
- cartridge (def. 1).
- a box for cartridges.