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
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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