- body bagsN-COUNTA body bag is a specially designed large plastic bag which is used to carry a dead body away, for example when someone has been killed in a battle or an accident.
The people are unnerved at the prospect of young soldiers coming home in body bags.
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body bag — n a large bag in which a dead body is removed ▪ No pictures of dead soldiers, body bags, or coffins were allowed … Dictionary of contemporary English
body bag — body ,bag noun count a large bag used for carrying away the dead body of a soldier or of someone killed in a crime or accident … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
body bag — n a large zippered bag (as of rubber or vinyl) in which a human corpse is placed esp. for transportation … Medical dictionary
body bag — n. a rubberized bag sealed with a zipper, used for transporting a human corpse from a war zone, accident, etc … English World dictionary
Body bag — A body bag is a non porous bag designed to contain a human body, used for the storage and transport of corpses. Body bags can also be used for the storage of corpses within morgues. Before purpose made body bags were available, cotton mattress… … Wikipedia
body bag — noun a bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed • Syn: ↑personnel pouch, ↑human remains pouch • Hypernyms: ↑bag * * * noun, pl ⋯ bags [count] : a large bag that a dead person s body is put in to be carried or moved to another place * * * … Useful english dictionary
body bag — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms body bag : singular body bag plural body bags a large bag used for carrying away the dead body of a soldier or of someone killed in a crime or accident … English dictionary
body bag — American a container for the transfer of a corpse, especially that of a serviceman Unlike the British, who traditionally bury their soldiers in some corner of a foreign field , the bodies of Americans killed abroad are returned to the… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
body bag — bod′y bag n. cvb a zippered bag made of rubberized material, used to transport a dead body, as from the scene of an accident • Etymology: 1965–70 … From formal English to slang
body bag — noun (C) a large bag in which a dead body is removed: Men will not volunteer to fight once they see the body bags returning … Longman dictionary of contemporary English