CORPS, noun [Latin , body. It is pronounced kore, and is an ill word in English.
1. In military language, a body of troops; any division of an army; as a corps de reserve.
2. A body, in contempt, as used by Milton and Dryden, but probably pronounced in the English manner, as corpse.
3. A carcase; a dead body. [See Corpse.]
4. In architecture, any part that projects beyond a wall, serving as the ground of some decoration.