cold meat n.
1. [late 18C+] (also cold clay, ...mutton) a corpse; thus occas. as v., to kill.
2. [1910s] one who has been knocked unconscious.
1. [mid-19C+] (also meat box) a coffin.
2. [mid-19C] a hearse.
[early 19C+] (US) a hearse.
[20C+] (US black) a funeral, a wake.
a milit. identity disc, worn when alive, attached to the soldier’s corpse when dead.
[late 19C–40s] a hearse.