Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An animal or animals killed by being struck by a motor vehicle.
  • n. Slang One that has failed or been defeated and is no longer worthy of consideration: "Many radio rightists betray a truculent nostalgia for the old foes who became their roadkill” ( Richard Corliss).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the killing of an animal by a road vehicle
  • n. the animal(s) so killed
  • n. a helpless victim

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The body of an animal killed by a vehicle on a road. Also used metaphorically.

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

  • n. the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle

Etymologies

A road +‎ kill (Wiktionary)

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