the number of soldiers killed in a specific period or in a particular military action:
The daily body count increased as the war went on.
Worse Than the War John Avlon April 8, 2009
The total number of casualties after a conflict: daily body count increased as the war went on
The total number of people affected in a shakeup or bad situation: body count after the layoffs
The total number of people present: body count at the meeting
a person whose body is shown in a movie or TV show in substitution for a leading actor, especially in a nude scene. noun (films) a person who substitutes for a star for the filming of a scene that involves shots of the body rather than the face
a judo throw executed by grabbing the opponent as one is turning one’s back and then extending a leg to pull the opponent down over it.
a mental disorder characterized by distorted body image and obsessions about perceived physical shortcomings. Abbreviation: BDD. noun a psychological disorder characterized by a strong feeling that one’s appearance or health would be improved by the removal of a healthy body part
a twisting of the body by a player as if to help a ball already hit, rolled, or kicked to travel in the desired direction. Movements of the body that express a person’s feelings, as in His body English tells us just how tired he is. This expression originated about 1900 in such sports as […]