Meaning of CARCASS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkär-kəs ]


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.