From Frenchcarapace (“tortoise shell”), from Portuguesecarapaça (“carapace, shell”), of uncertain origin. Compare Catalan carabassa.
French from Spanish carapacho
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Carapace Sentence Examples
The carapace of the prosoma was unsegmented and often bore a pair of eyes.
The small first pair of appendages is concealed from view by the carapace.
In Homola the carapace is quadrilateral.
Growth is accompanied by a succession of moults, the spider emerging from its old skins by means of a fracture which extends along the front and sides of the cephalothorax just beneath the edge of the carapace.
Between the bases of the sixth pair cf limbs and behind the prosomatic carapace is seen the tergite of the small prae-genital somite.