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(ˈkɑr kəs)

1. the dead body of an animal, esp. of a slaughtered animal after removal of the offal.
2. Slang. the body of a human being, whether living or dead.
3. the physical or structural remnant of something stripped, plundered, or decayed; shell.
4. an unfinished skeleton or framework, as of a house or ship.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French; Middle French carcasse < Italian carcassa]
syn: See body.
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Noun1.carcase - the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for foodcarcase - the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
dead body, body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
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skrokkur; hræ
References in classic literature ?
Then the Political Pull looked back upon the good fat carcase of beef that he was dragging to his lair and said, with a discontented spirit:
Here's a carcase. I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.
However, the fox bid him be of good cheer, and said, 'I will help you; lie down there, stretch yourself out quite stiff, and pretend to be dead.' The horse did as he was told, and the fox went straight to the lion who lived in a cave close by, and said to him, 'A little way off lies a dead horse; come with me and you may make an excellent meal of his carcase.' The lion was greatly pleased, and set off immediately; and when they came to the horse, the fox said, 'You will not be able to eat him comfortably here; I'll tell you what--I will tie you fast to his tail, and then you can draw him to your den, and eat him at your leisure.'
Last year the project identified a Texel ram owned by Caernarfon farmer Alwyn Phillips as the top scorer on carcase weight and overall carcase merit.
Proliferation rates of bovine primary muscle cells relate to liveweight and carcase weight in cattle.
Variation in the quality of meat carcase and productive parameters of six Spanish yearling breeds.
The latest annual carcase classification results released by Eblex show 51% hit the target R4L or better, which was an increase of more than 2% on 2011 figures.
"New welfare and hygiene legislation has increased the costs associated with carcase disposal for both renderers and knackers' yards.
Over 40% of steers slaughtered in the UK in February 2016 had carcase weights above 380kg, up from 36% a year before, according to the AHDB report which analysed the distribution of cattle in the AHDB deadweight price reporting sample by conformation, fat class and weight band.
A SCHEME to improve carcase quality in the Hereford breed is being unveiled in detail to beef farmers in Northumberland later this month.