a large bag made of heavy material and used to transport a dead body, as from a battlefield to a place of burial or from the scene of a death to a city morgue.
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How to use body bag in a sentence
The use of surgical masks, body bags, and other plastic-based protective equipment increased the amount of plastic in the ocean and in landfills.Microbes found in cow stomachs could help solve our plastic problem | Sara Kiley Watson | July 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Social media is filled with images of body bags and urgent requests for medical aid.India's COVID-19 Crisis Is Spiraling Out of Control. It Didn't Have to Be This Way | Naina Bajekal | April 29, 2021 | Time
Twenty-year-old nursing students told me stories about zipping people up in body bags, six and seven a day.Jane Birkin is back with a new album, but her presence is everlasting | Jeff Weiss | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
State officials dispatched refrigerated trucks and thousands of body bags to the region.
“Everything he has said that he would do in those posts, short of executing and stacking up body bags, he has done,” she said.Prosecutors want defense attorney, ex-Sacramento GOP leader charged in Capitol siege to remain detained | Rachel Weiner, Spencer Hsu | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Having spent 11 hours in cold storage, she began moving around within her body bag, where mortuary staff found her alive and well.
We unzipped the body bag, and a crowd of craned necks strained to get a look.
Four of them carried a thick black nylon body bag, two to a side, and loaded it into the middle of the hull.
This one woman crawled toward the body of her sister as the burial team carried out the body, carried the body bag away.
Less than 10 minutes later, the attendants wheeled out the gurney, which now bore a black body bag.
British Dictionary definitions for body bag
military a large heavy-duty plastic bag used to contain and transport human remains, esp those of battle casualties
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