carcass

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car·cass

noun \ˈkär-kəs\

: the body of a dead animal

: a person's body

: the remaining parts of an old vehicle, structure, etc.

Full Definition of CARCASS

1
:  a dead body :  corpse; especially :  the dressed body of a meat animal
2
:  the living, material, or physical body
3
:  the decaying or worthless remains of a structure <the carcass of an abandoned automobile>
4
:  the underlying structure or frame of something (as of a piece of furniture)

Examples of CARCASS

  1. the rusting carcass of an old truck
  2. <the carcass of a squirrel that had been run over>

Origin of CARCASS

Middle English carcays, from Anglo-French carcas, carkeis
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to CARCASS

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

car·cass

noun \ˈkär-kəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARCASS

: a dead body : corpse; especially : the dressed body of a meat animal

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