Carcass Car"cass (k[aum]r"kas), n.; pl. {Carcasses}. [Written also {carcase}.] [F. carcasse, fr. It. carcassa, fr. L. caro flesh + capsa chest, box, case. Cf. {Carnal}, {Case} a sheath.] 1. A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast. [1913 Webster]

He turned to see the carcass of the lion. --Judges xiv. 8. [1913 Webster]

This kept thousands in the town whose carcasses went into the great pits by cartloads. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

2. The living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule. ``To pamper his own carcass.'' --South. [1913 Webster]

Lovely her face; was ne'er so fair a creature. For earthly carcass had a heavenly feature. --Oldham. [1913 Webster]

3. The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing. [1913 Webster]

A rotten carcass of a boat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc. [1913 Webster]

A discharge of carcasses and bombshells. --W. Iving. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of an animal), , / (in contempt or ridicule) /

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