- the number of soldiers killed in a specific period or in a particular military action: The daily body count increased as the war went on.
Origin of body count
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for body count
Is there a body-count amount that will cause a shift in her political calculation?Worse Than the War
April 9, 2009