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
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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