body bag

noun

Definition of body bag

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

Examples of body bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harry, 35, wore dark blue jeans, a grey polo shirt, navy sneakers and a cap, while Meghan, 38, opted for a linen white dress, straw hat, dark sunglasses, and a dark cross-body bag. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Step Out in Matching Masks in Beverly Hills," 12 July 2020 Family and others close to Briscoe later told police that his cross body bag, wallet, and handgun were missing from the vehicle. Emily Wilder, The Arizona Republic, "Man arrested in connection with killing at Mesa gas station," 6 July 2020 In Sierra Leone, the dead were put in body bags, sprayed with chlorine and buried in a separate cemetery designated for these victims. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "‘Not Priests, Nor Crosses, Nor Bells.’ The Tragic History of How Pandemics Have Disrupted Mourning," 27 May 2020 The order for 100,000 body bags, costing $5.1 million, was placed April 21 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, federal contracting databases show. Mark Maremont, WSJ, "U.S. Buys 100,000 More Body Bags, Preparing for Coronavirus Worst," 29 Apr. 2020 Baggallini has a slew of styles on sale right now, including clear, TSA-friendly makeup bags, cross-body bags, and luggage tags. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "All Our Favorite Luggage Brands Are On Sale Right Now," 10 Mar. 2020 The federal government placed orders for well over 100,000 new body bags to hold victims of COVID-19 in April, according to internal administration documents obtained by NBC News, as well as public records. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Government orders 100,000 body bags as Trump downplays coronavirus death toll: A.M. News Links," 1 May 2020 The Defense Department earlier this month said that FEMA asked it to provide 100,000 body bags for civilian use, Bloomberg News reported. Mark Maremont, WSJ, "U.S. Buys 100,000 More Body Bags, Preparing for Coronavirus Worst," 29 Apr. 2020 The Pentagon is seeking to provide as many as 100,000 military-style body bags for potential civilian use as the U.S. warns that deaths could soar in the coming weeks from the coronavirus pandemic. Defne Gencler, Fortune, "Pentagon Seeking 100,000 Body Bags for Civilians in Coronavirus Crisis," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of body bag

1917, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2020

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“Body bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/body%20bag. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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body bag

noun

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

body bag

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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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