Definition of Body bag

1. Noun. A bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed.

Exact synonyms: Human Remains Pouch, Personnel Pouch
Generic synonyms: Bag

Definition of Body bag

1. Noun. A non-porous bag designed to contain a human body, used for the storage and transport of corpses. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Body Bag

body-centreed cubic
body-weight ratio
body English
body and soul
body armor
body armour
body bag (current term)
body bags
body burden
body catch
body catches
body cavity
body check
body checking
body checks
body clock
body coat
body con
body constitution

Literary usage of Body bag

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"... bole of a tree, body of a shirt ; w. bol, bola, the belly, rotundity of the body, bag. The Sp. barriga, the belly, is doubtless connected with barril, ..."

2. A Treatise on Elementary Statics by John Greaves (1888)
"A body BAG rests on a rough fixed body .DAE, the surfaces near the point of contact A being spherical: it is required to determine whether, ..."

3. Guatemala: Getting Away with Murder by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.), Anne Manuel, Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.), Eric Stover (1991)
"On October 10, the body was placed in a plastic body bag and buried in Guatemala City's La Verbena Cemetery. Although the CERJ had filed habeas corpus ..."

4. Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1856)
"When the suspension of the body bag on!)' continued a few minutes, it has often been found impossible to restore life ; and indeed the period at which ..."

5. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1875)
"... its opening very small and closed by a sphincter ; the whole body bag-shaped, without any segmentation. Feelers of the larval stage not persistent (? ..."

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