Definition of carcass
1 : a dead body : corpse; especially : the dressed body of a meat animal Butchers trimmed the meat from the carcass.
2 : the living, material, or physical body It was nearly noon when he finally hauled his carcass out of bed.
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 in a Sentence
the rusting carcass of an old truck
the carcass of a squirrel that had been run over
Recent Examples of carcass from the Web
Stories like these mean that we are increasingly confronted with the carcasses of retail’s past.
The carcass, which had much of its hide removed, was discovered just before 12:30 p.m., said Sgt.
His Facebook page proudly displays photos of the yields of his many hunting trips: rows of duck carcasses draped over the tailgate of a pickup truck, Burk posing with giant fish, boars and deer.
State officials closed shoreline access at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve in South Maui today after a humpback whale carcass came ashore.
Within a few years, drums were found in communities all across the United States—crushed, emptied, their walls eroded, piled like carcasses with bony ribs jutting from the earth.
Composting slowly degrades animal carcasses and destroys disease-causing organisms, leaving a byproduct that can later be used as fertilizer.
The workers on the line, cutting up pig carcasses, include Muslim women from Sudan or Somalia, saving money to send their children to college.
Because the deputies had started with the carcasses closest to the road, many were still laid out within sight of their pile, the rain running off their hides.
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Origin and Etymology of carcass
Middle English carcays, from Anglo-French carcas, carkeis
First Known Use: 14th century
CARCASS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carcass for English Language Learners
: the body of a dead animal
: a person's body
: the remaining parts of an old vehicle, structure, etc.
CARCASS Defined for Kids
Definition of carcass for Students
: the body of an animal prepared for use as meat
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