Informal. the body of an animal killed on a road by a motor vehicle.
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Origin of road kill
An Americanism dating back to 1970–75
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American society celebrates wealthy television personalities like Rowe, not trash collectors and road-kill removers.Mike Rowe: ‘Dirty Jobs’ Host Says He Did Not Endorse Mitt Romney|Lloyd Grove|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“A moderate is nothing but road-kill in the Senate right now,” he says.Democratic Sen. Mark Warner Defies Party to Engage GOP on a Deficit deal|Linda Killian|December 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST