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body the physical substance and form of a person or animal, including limbs, organs, tissue, and all other parts. [7 definitions]
body bag a zippered bag, usu. rubber, used to transport a human corpse.
bodyboard a buoyant board resembling a very short surfboard with one square end, ridden over surf usu. in a prone or squatting position, and with which a variety of skilled manoeuvres can be performed.
bodybuilder a person who engages in bodybuilding, the process of working to develop large muscles through special diet and exercise.
bodybuilding the process of working to develop large muscles in one's body through the use of special diet and exercise, particularly weightlifting.
body clock (non-technical) the internal mechanisms that regulate bodily functions; Circadian rhythm. [2 definitions]
body English a twisting of the body after launching, hitting, or kicking a ball, as if to guide its course.
body fat fat in a person's body, or the concentration of fat in a person's body.
bodyguard a person, often armed, who is employed to protect an individual or group from bodily harm.
body language the shifts of posture, gestures, and facial expressions that communicate nonverbally, sometimes supplementing and sometimes diverging from or contradicting verbal communication.
body part a part or section of the human body, such as the arm, chest, nose, neck, or knee. [2 definitions]
body politic in any governed society, the people collectively.
body shop an automobile garage or shop that specializes in the repair and maintenance of car bodies.
body stocking a snug, one-piece garment or undergarment, worn usu. by women, that covers the torso and sometimes the legs.
bodysuit a snug, one-piece garment, with or without sleeves, that covers the torso and serves as a shirt.
bodysurf to ride on a wave using the body as a surfboard.
bodywork the entire external part of a car or motor vehicle. [3 definitions]
Boer a South African of Dutch ancestry. [2 definitions]
boeuf bourguignon see "beef bourguignon."
bog an area of soft, wet earth and decayed vegetation; marsh. [2 definitions]
bogey a variant of bogy. [2 definitions]