- the dead body of an animal, often specif. of a slaughtered animal dressed as meat
- the human body, living or dead: scornful or humorous usage
- the worthless remains of something, esp. its outer shell
- the framework or base structure, as of a ship, tire, etc.
Origin of carcassMiddle English carcais from Old French carcois from uncertain or unknown; perhaps : spelling, spelled from French carcasse