Meaning of CARCASS in English


( Brit. also carcase )

■ noun

1》 the dead body of an animal, especially one prepared for cutting up as meat.

↘the remains of a cooked bird after all the edible parts have been removed.

2》 the structural framework of a building, ship, or piece of furniture.


ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. carcois , var. of OFr. charcois ; in later use from Fr. ~e ; of unknown ultimate origin.

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