Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “carcass”

See all translations

carcass

noun [C] uk ( UK also carcase)   /ˈkɑː.kəs/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/
the body of a dead animal, especially a large one that is soon to be cut up as meat or eaten by wild animals: Vultures flew around in the sky waiting to pick at the rotting carcass of the deer. slang Move your great carcass (= your body) out of that chair! the frame of an old or broken object, car, ship, etc.: Carcasses of burned-out vehicles lined the roads near the scene of the worst fighting.
(Definition of carcass from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of carcass?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “carcass” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More