AskDefine | Define carcass

Dictionary Definition

carcass n : the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food [syn: carcase]

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Alternative spellings


  1. The body of a dead animal
  2. The body of a dead human
  3. The framework of a structure, especially one not normally seen
  4. an early incendiary ship-to-ship projectile consisting of an iron shell filled with saltpetre, sulphur, resin, turpentine, antimony and tallow with vents for flame


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dead animal

Extensive Definition

Carcass may refer to:
carcass in German: Karkasse
carcass in Persian: لاشه
carcass in French: Carcass
carcass in Simple English: Carcass
carcass in Hebrew: קארקאס
carcass in Dutch: Kreng
carcass in Japanese: Carcass

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aerial bomb, anatomy, antipersonnel bomb, appendicular skeleton, ashes, axial skeleton, body, bomb, bombshell, bones, cadaver, carrion, clay, clod, concussion grenade, corpse, corpus, corpus delicti, crowbait, dead body, dead man, dead person, decedent, depth bomb, depth charge, dry bones, dust, earth, embalmed corpse, exoskeleton, figure, fire bomb, flesh, food for worms, form, frame, gas grenade, grenade, hand grenade, hulk, incendiary bomb, incendiary grenade, infernal machine, late lamented, material body, mere wreck, mortal remains, mummification, mummy, nervous wreck, organic remains, person, petard, physical body, physique, rattletrap, relics, reliquiae, remains, ruin, ruins, skeleton, soma, stiff, tear-gas grenade, tenement of clay, the dead, the deceased, the defunct, the departed, the loved one, time bomb, torso, trunk, wall grenade, wreck
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