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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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 Human remains have been sent in dozens of body bags to a hospital for DNA testing. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Lion Air Jet Struck the Water at High Speed, Investigator Says," 31 Oct. 2018 The cross-body bag blew the backpack out of the water. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "What Sold for Men in 2018: Tailoring’s Back, Pants Are the New Sneakers, and the Logo Is Still Big (for Now)," 18 Dec. 2018 Ideas came from every corner: a network of corrugated pipes the boys could crawl through; floating them out in body bags. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 Crucial update: Kind of like a zombie who claws her way out of a body bag to fight crime and sexist portrayals of women in cinema, nail art is mostly dead, but just *slightly* less dead than before. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "The New Nail Polish Trend Is Like Jelly Shoes for Your Nails," 3 June 2015

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First Known Use of body bag

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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