(Brit. also car·case)
the dead body of an animal.
the trunk of an animal such as a cow, sheep, or pig, for cutting up as meat.
the remains of a cooked bird after all the edible parts have been removed.
∎ derog. or humorous
a person's body, living or dead.
the structural framework of a building, ship, or piece of furniture.
the remains of something being discarded, dismembered, or worthless:
the floor is littered with the carcasses of newspapers.
, carcass, Hipparchus, Marcus
, hibiscus, meniscus, viscous
•umbilicus • Copernicus
•Ecclesiasticus • Leviticus • floccus
, glaucous, raucous
, Cocos, crocus, focus, hocus, hocus-pocus, locus
, Lucas, mucous, mucus, Ophiuchus, soukous
•ruckus • fuscous • abacus
•diplodocus • Telemachus
•Callimachus • Caratacus • Spartacus
CARCASS. An incendiary projectile used for setting fire to buildings or ships. Of doubtful etymology.