noun, verb (used with object), car·cased, car·cas·ing.
verb (used with object)
Origin of carcass
Examples from the Web for carcase
They know that if they abandon the carcase in the hive it would infect the place, to the great danger of their health.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Beside it shows the carcase of a mule, deposited in similar manner.The Lone Ranche|Captain Mayne Reid
The lion once slain houses a swarm of bees who lay up honey in its carcase.
“I dare say now that those fellows have got some carcase or other, and are making merry over it,” said Rob.Taking Tales|W.H.G. Kingston
Antonio is lifting down a carcase, which conceals his deformity; and the old woman represents their mother.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. Second Volume|Joseph Grego
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.