Definition of carcass
- Butchers trimmed the meat from the carcass.
- It was nearly noon when he finally hauled his carcass out of bed.
- the carcass of an abandoned automobile
the rusting carcass of an old truck
the carcass of a squirrel that had been run over
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: the body of a dead animal
: a person's body
: the remaining parts of an old vehicle, structure, etc.
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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