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Definition of the noun carcase

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noun - plural: carcases

  1. the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
    • example: A carcase is not a box for a motorized vehicle.
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of carcase: carcass
    • more generic terms: body / dead body = a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person

Alternative definition of the noun carcase


  1. The body of a slaughtered animal after the removal of the offal etc.

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Google previewThe cabinet dictionary. To which is added a supplementary treatise on geometrical lines, perspective, and painting in general (1803)

by Thomas Sheraton

CARCASE, amongst joiners, is the external shell of a, house, or the skeleton of the whole frame, including roof, partitions, floors, &c. before any part of it be lathed or plastered. The reason why this distinction ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

constitutes a better carcase, and a more economical one for the consumer, than a carcase in which gross accumulations of fat are prominent. To add to the educational value of the display, information as to the methods of feeding would be ...

Google previewDictionary of the Bible: A-Fests (1911)

by James Hastings

CARCASE (the spelling has been indifferently carcase or carcass throughout, though dictionaries have given carcass alone, or by preference since Johnson) is used now only of the dead body of a beast, or contemptuously of a human being, ...

Google previewNeve's The city and country purchaser and builder's dictionary (1736)

by Richard NEVE (Philomath.)

The Carcase, Flooring, Partitioning, Roofing, Ceiling-beams, Ashlering, & c. all together, and make the Windows, and Lantherns, and hew and saw the Timber, for 12 s. per Square. 2. Carcafe of a House.] Mr. Leybourn fays, That Carpenters ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

The carcase is next covered with quicklime or a powerful disinfectant, and the pit filled in with the soil – subsoil first and surface soil last. If the weather is very wet, or if the soil is naturally loose and soft, the surface of the ground should be ...

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When the lion is dead the hares jump upon his carcase.
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1C3A1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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