Meaning of CARCASS in English
car ‧ cass /ˈkɑːkəs $ ˈkɑːr-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: carcois ]
1 . the body of a dead animal
2 . the decaying outer structure of a building, vehicle, or other object
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■ a dead body
▪ body noun [countable] the dead body of a person:
Her body was discovered at the bottom of a cliff.
Firefighters found the body of a woman in the house.
▪ corpse noun [countable] the dead body of a person. Corpse is is used when you are thinking about the body as an object rather than a person:
Pathologists examined the corpse.
▪ carcass noun [countable] the dead body of an animal:
a whale carcass
The carcasses of the infected animals were burned.
▪ remains noun [plural] parts of a dead person or animal, especially when they died a long time ago:
Police found human remains under the floorboards of the house.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012