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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carcase, carcass(noun)

    the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

Wiktionary

  1. carcass(Noun)

    body of a dead animal.

  2. carcass(Noun)

    Body of a dead human.

  3. carcass(Noun)

    framework of a structure, especially one not normally seen.

  4. carcass(Noun)

    An early incendiary ship-to-ship projectile consisting of an iron shell filled with saltpetre, sulphur, resin, turpentine, antimony and tallow with vents for flame.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carcass(noun)

    a dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast

    Etymology: [F. carcasse, fr. It. carcassa, fr. L. caro flesh + capsa chest, box, case. Cf. Carnal, Case a sheath.]

  2. Carcass(noun)

    the living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule

    Etymology: [F. carcasse, fr. It. carcassa, fr. L. caro flesh + capsa chest, box, case. Cf. Carnal, Case a sheath.]

  3. Carcass(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. carcasse, fr. It. carcassa, fr. L. caro flesh + capsa chest, box, case. Cf. Carnal, Case a sheath.]

  4. Carcass(noun)

    a hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc

    Etymology: [F. carcasse, fr. It. carcassa, fr. L. caro flesh + capsa chest, box, case. Cf. Carnal, Case a sheath.]

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  1. Carcass

    Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons. Although widely regarded as pioneers of the grindcore genre, their early work was also tagged as splatter death metal, hardgore, and goregrind; on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. However, they also became one of the pioneers in the subgenre known as melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carcass

    Carcase, kär′kas, n. a dead body or corpse, no longer used of the human body: the framework of anything: a ruin: a kind of bombshell. [Fr. carcasse, a skeleton (It. carcasso, a quiver), prob. from Late Gr. tarkasion, which is perh. the Pers. tarkash, a quiver.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. carcass

    An iron shell for incendiary purposes, filled with a very fiercely flaming composition of saltpetre, sulphur, resin, turpentine, antimony, and tallow. It has three vents for the flame, and sometimes is equipped with pistol barrels, so fitted in its interior as to discharge their bullets at various times.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. carcass

    In gunnery, is a spherical shell having three additional holes, of the same dimensions as the fuze-hole, pierced at equal distances apart in the upper hemisphere of the shell, and filled with a composition which burns with intense power from 8 to 10 minutes, and the flame issuing from the holes sets fire to everything combustible within its reach; it is used in bombardments, setting fire to shipping, etc., and is projected from cannon like a cannon-shell.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carcass in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carcass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of carcass in a Sentence

  1. Silence Mdluli:

    If a chopper sees the carcass, this will tell them it is a known crime scene.

  2. The Talmud:

    Rather skin a carcass for pay in the public streets than be idly dependent on charity.

  3. Karl Marx:

    We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.

  4. Nicholas Hammond:

    This took [the whale carcass] to a whole different level, i thought I was hitting dead animals with the lawnmowers.

  5. Sukhdas Mahatma:

    Two young men came to me that night and asked me to announce on the loudspeaker that there's a carcass of a cow lying nearby, they pressured me to make that announcement. What could I do? I had to make that announcement.

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