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body bag

a large bag made of heavy material and used to transport a dead body, as from a battlefield to a place of burial or from the scene of a death to a city morgue. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for body bag
  • The body must be in an intact body bag with proper identifying tags attached to the body and body bag for admission to the morgue.
  • He went home to his family, alive, instead of in a body bag because he used his safety equipment.
  • He had left a note stating that he was tired of army life and would return in a body bag.
  • The chaplain on duty unzipped the body bag and observed blood but not bruises or cuts.
  • While the participants watch, a fellow student is placed in a body bag, and another is driven away in handcuffs.
  • And, you knew, that you're going home in something other than a body bag.
  • The body was placed in a body bag and removed to the cutter.
  • Place the deceased patient in a leak-proof body bag and transfer to the facility morgue.
British Dictionary definitions for body bag

body bag

(military) a large heavy-duty plastic bag used to contain and transport human remains, esp those of battle casualties
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Slang definitions & phrases for body bag

body bag

noun phrase

A kind of heroin

[1990s+; because if you use it you will be carried out in a body bag, 1960s term for the zippered plastic shroud used by persons transporting corpses]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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