carcassa

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian carcassa.

NounEdit

carcassa f (plural carcasses)

  1. carcass

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely from carcasso, obsolete variant of turcasso (quiver). Confer the now obsolete “bomb” sense.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /karˈkas.sa/
  • Rhymes: -assa
  • Hyphenation: car‧càs‧sa

NounEdit

carcassa f (plural carcasse)

  1. carcass
  2. (by extension) hulk, shell
  3. (by extension) framework, skeleton
  4. (obsolete) A kind of bomb made of an iron framing covered with cloth, filled with flammable materials.
    Hypernym: bomba

ReferencesEdit

  • carcassa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana