verb (used with object)
Origin of carcass
Related Words for carcassesremains, corpse, skeleton, hulk, cadaver, body, framework, shell, stiff, mort
Examples from the Web for carcasses
Contemporary Examples of carcasses
Some bison die during the violence of the rut in August; there is intense competition by bears for these rare summer carcasses.
Carcasses and wolf-kills are a dangerous food source for young bears and their mothers.
And with so many pigs dying, farms have been challenged to try to find hygienic ways to dispose of the carcasses.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon
August 20, 2014
“We carved out the carcasses and I preserved the skins,” says Kaye.Edible Taxidermy: It’s a Good Thing
August 5, 2014
Mud-caked cars sat under overpasses for months, like carcasses that refused to rot.From Katrina to the Clink: Ex New Orleans Mayor Heads to Prison
February 13, 2014
Historical Examples of carcasses
Sitting on one of the carcasses, a lepero, muffled up, smoked a cigarette.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
My salesman was instructed to inspect the carcasses after they were slaughtered, and to report.Cattle and Cattle-breeders
It was no small job to skin the carcasses and prepare the meat.Left on the Labrador
He could see that it was not the same set that were always on the carcasses of the aïs.The Forest Exiles
Guano is also manufactured in Norway from the carcasses of whales.Manures and the principles of manuring
Charles Morton Aikman
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.