noun, verb (used with object), car·cased, car·cas·ing.
verb (used with object)
Origin of carcass
Related Words for carcasebody, cadaver, corpse, framework, hulk, remains, shell, skeleton, stiff, mort
Examples from the Web for carcase
Historical Examples of carcase
On cutting the carcase open, Johnson found nothing but water in the stomach.The Field of Ice
Where the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
When it floated up it drifted away, and Gobila's people secured the carcase.Tales of Unrest
Not as yet had her fortune become as a carcase to the birds.Is He Popenjoy?
Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
Word Origin for carcass
late 13c., from Anglo-French carcois, from or influenced by Old French charcois (Modern French carcasse) "trunk of a body, chest, carcass," and Anglo-Latin carcosium "dead body," all of uncertain origin. Not used of humans after c.1750, except contemptuously. Italian carcassa probably is a French loan word.