- the internal parts of the trunk of an animal body.
- the intestines.
- the internal parts of anything: the entrails of a machine.
Origin of entrails
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for entrail
A piece of the entrail escapes, and as it floats away it swells and swells.Indian Fairy Tales
His side had been ripped open and fragments of entrail projected from the rent.Combed Out
Fritz August Voigt
But for pure, honest “leaf” lard not a bit of entrail fat should be mixed with the flakes.Home Pork Making
A. W. Fulton
- the internal organs of a person or animal; intestines; guts
- the innermost parts of anything
Word Origin and History for entrail
c.1300, from Old French entrailles (12c.), from Late Latin intralia "inward parts, intestines" (8c.), from Latin interanea, neuter plural of interaneus "internal, that which is within," from inter "between, among" (see inter-).
- The internal organs, especially the intestines; viscera.