roadkill


road·kill

noun \ˈrōd-ˌkil\

: animals that have been killed by being hit by cars and other vehicles

Full Definition of ROADKILL

1
:  the remains of an animal that has been killed on a road by a motor vehicle
2
:  one that falls victim to intense competition <political roadkill>
road–killed \-ˌkild\ adjective

Examples of ROADKILL

  1. There is a lot of roadkill along the highway.

First Known Use of ROADKILL

1972

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