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–killedplay \-ˌkild\ adjective
Examples of roadkill in a Sentence
There is a lot of roadkill along the highway.
Recent Examples of roadkill from the Web
That's one of the details included in a recent Newsweek story on the legality of roadkill consumption for which Steen was interviewed.
They have been spotted below backyard bird feeders, waltzing along streets in search of their next meal and, increasingly, as roadkill.
To the grieving mother, Amanda, dressed all in black, is an inky crow come to pick at the roadkill of her son's wasted life.
The critters are tough to study, living much of their lives underground and avoiding above-ground traps, so researchers track them via live sightings by the public and numerous reports of armadillo roadkill.
The most common fate of roadkill is being scavenged by another animal.
Left as Internet roadkill just two years ago, AT&T is suddenly poised to have as much clout in cyberspace as Microsoft or America Online.
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First Known Use of roadkill
ROADKILL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roadkill for English Language Learners
: animals that have been killed by being hit by cars and other vehicles
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