Meaning of CARCASS in English



Pronunciation: ' kär-k ə s

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English carcays, from Anglo-French carcas, carkeis

Date: 14th century

1 : a dead body : CORPSE especially : the dressed body of a meat animal

2 : the living, material, or physical body <I hauled my 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)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.