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“carcass” in British English

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carcassnoun [ C ]

UK also carcase uk /ˈkɑː.kəs/ us /ˈkɑːr.kəs/

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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“carcass” in American English

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carcassnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑr·kəs/

the body of a dead animal:

The carcass of a deer lay near the road.

(Definition of “carcass” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)