Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The part of the skull that encloses the brain..

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as brain-box.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the part of the skull that encloses the brain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part of the skull that contains the brain; the cranium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the part of the skull that encloses the brain

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The image was so detailed that you could even make out the holes where blood vessels traveled from the animal's braincase.

    The Coolest Dude Alive

  • Five fossil human skulls show how the shape of the face and braincase of early humans changed over the past 2.5 million years. (from left to right: Australopithecus africanus, 2.5 million years old; Homo rudolfensis, 1.9 million years old; Homo erectus, ~ 1 million years old; Homo heidelbergensis, ~350,000 years old; Homo sapiens, ~ 4,800 years old)

    Smithsonian human origins exhibit elicits awe, protests

  • Its braincase was shattered, the top of it missing.

    The Search For WondLa

  • Its teeth are noticably larger than the wolves of today, and it also had proportionately, a slightly smaller braincase.

    Dire Wolf: It Stands to Reason

  • As they both knelt down next to Muthr, Eva could see that more of the thick liquid had run out of the braincase, soaking into the sand all around her.

    The Search For WondLa

  • I have a broken left wrist, broken left arm, and again rib damage, but my brain, braincase, and spine are all good.

    Late, Late at Night

  • Its teeth are noticably larger than the wolves of today, and it also had proportionately, a slightly smaller braincase.

    Dire Wolf: It Stands to Reason

  • I have a broken left wrist, broken left arm, and again rib damage, but my brain, braincase, and spine are all good.

    Late, Late at Night

  • I have a broken left wrist, broken left arm, and again rib damage, but my brain, braincase, and spine are all good.

    Late, Late at Night

  • Its teeth are noticably larger than the wolves of today, and it also had proportionately, a slightly smaller braincase.

    April 2010

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  • The brainpan.

    July 21, 2010

  • I can't get the word "brainpan" out of my head. Seriously. It's like a bad song stuck there.

    July 21, 2010

  • One of my favorite Brain Pan Alley songs is called "Yes, We Have No Bananas." I'm forever getting it stuck in my head.

    July 21, 2010

  • I ♥ "brainpan."

    July 22, 2010

  • On brain+pan: I watched the menu item brains and eggs being scrambled in a pan in a town-square diner in Bolivar, Mississippi in 1987. I passed on that and ordered the catfish fillet sandwich - the best I've ever sampled. "Brains and eggs" was more than I could handle, though I'd unsuccessfully tasted the eye and brains of a forever-steamed cow head in Leon, Guanajato, Mexico in 1978. The term brainfood is not one that I enjoy to this day.

    July 22, 2010

  • *is no longer hungry, forever*

    July 22, 2010

  • When I hear braincase, I picture a bookcase stocked with jars of pickled brains.

    July 26, 2010

  • See, also, salt cod.

    July 27, 2010