carcass

or car·case

[ kahr-kuhs ]
/ ˈkɑr kəs /

noun

verb (used with object)

to erect the framework for (a building, ship, etc.).

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Origin of carcass

First recorded in 1250–1300; from Middle French carcasse, from Italian carcassa; replacing Middle English carkeis, carkois, from Anglo-French, corresponding to Medieval Latin carcosium; ultimately origin obscure

synonym study for carcass

1. See body.

OTHER WORDS FROM carcass

car·cass·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carcass

carcass

carcase

/ (ˈkɑːkəs) /

noun

the dead body of an animal, esp one that has been slaughtered for food, with the head, limbs, and entrails removed
informal, usually facetious, or derogatory a person's body
the skeleton or framework of a structure
the remains of anything when its life or vitality is gone; shell

Word Origin for carcass

C14: from Old French carcasse, of obscure origin
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