Carcass

Definition of Carcass

Car´cass   Pronunciation: kär´kas
n.1.A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.
He turned to see the carcass of the lion.
- Judges xiv. 8.
This kept thousands in the town whose carcasses went into the great pits by cartloads.
- De Foe.
2.The living body; - now commonly used in contempt or ridicule.
Lovely her face; was ne'er so fair a creature.
For earthly carcass had a heavenly feature.
- Oldham.
3.The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing.
A rotten carcass of a boat.
- Shak.
4.(Mil.) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc.
A discharge of carcasses and bombshells.
- W. Iving.

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