roadkill
roadkill oad"kill, n. sing. & pl. The body of an animal killed by a vehicle on a road; as, it is illegal in most places for a restaurant to serve roadkill as food for people. Also used metaphorically; as, ``roadkill on the information superhighway'' (a person or corporation defeated by others more expert at using the internet). [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • roadkill — [rōd′kil΄] n. Slang the body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a passing vehicle: also road kill …   English World dictionary

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  • RoadKill — Infobox VG title = RoadKill developer = Midway Games publisher = Midway Games designer = engine = version = released = NA November 4, 2003 genre = Action modes = Single player, Multiplayer ratings = ESRB: Mature (17+) PEGI: 18+ platforms =… …   Wikipedia

  • Roadkill — Mortalité animale due aux véhicules La mortalité animale sur les routes est la conséquence de collisions de la faune avec des véhicules et concerne de nombreuses espèces souvent, grands et petits mammifères, oiseaux, batraciens, insectes, etc.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • roadkill — [[t]ro͟ʊdkɪl[/t]] also road kill N UNCOUNT Roadkill is the remains of an animal or animals that have been killed on the road by cars or other vehicles. [mainly AM] I don t feel good about seeing roadkill …   English dictionary

  • roadkill — noun Date: 1972 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 adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roadkill — noun the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle vultures usually feed on carrion or roadkill • Hypernyms: ↑body, ↑dead body …   Useful english dictionary

  • roadkill — noun /ˈɹəʊdˌkɪl/ a) the killing of an animal by a road vehicle; the animal(s) so killed b) a helpless victim …   Wiktionary

  • Roadkill —    Contemporary draughtsman and painter of images of sexy women enjoying themselves and some explicit sex scenes …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

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