body bag


Definition of body bag

: a large zippered bag (as of rubber or vinyl) in which a human corpse is placed especially for transportation

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Others have posted images depicting graphic beat downs, knives slicing the throats of enemies and corpses in body bags., "Will Proud Boys, antifa showdown mark a tipping point for Portland?," 10 Aug. 2019 This has influenced changes in how those who have died from the virus are buried, including a switch to using clear body bags to secure victims in. North Kivu, Time, "How Misinformation Is Making It Almost Impossible to Contain the Ebola Outbreak in DRC," 20 June 2019 The other was transported in a body bag to the city morgue. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: The recent court victory against the Sandy Hook deniers has a Saintly City connection," 28 June 2019 In the years that followed his grisly 2009 passing—the drug overdose, the frantic attempts at C.P.R., the corpse in the body bag, the autopsy details—there was a Michael Jackson renaissance. Margo Jefferson, Harper's magazine, "Lost Boy," 24 June 2019 Addition Elle announced a partnership with Aldo aimed specifically at plus-size consumers looking for strappy sandals, caged heels, ankle boots, and cross-body bags that actually fit. Glamour, "This New Aldo Shoe Collection Is Specifically for Plus-Size Shoppers," 26 Mar. 2019 Each blue body bag is slipped into another mass grave, nestled tightly together to make room for those who will join them in the days to come. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "To Rebuild a Syrian City, Men First Dig Up and Rebury the Dead," 26 Oct. 2018 Unfortunately, the East/West cross-body bag is currently sold out in that color, though other hues are available on the brand’s website for $710. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Meghan Markle Looked Very Scottish in Scotland," 13 Feb. 2018 However, the department explained on Tuesday that coroners found some bodies were so badly burned that some body bags contained the remains of more than one person. Fox News, "Bodies of 70 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified," 31 July 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of body bag

: a large bag that a dead person's body is put in to be carried or moved to another place

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Medical Definition of body bag

: a large zippered bag (as of rubber or vinyl) in which a human corpse is placed especially for transportation

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