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carcass

noun [C] (UK also carcase) uk   /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.
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