Informal. the body of an animal killed on a road by a motor vehicle.
BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!
Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Origin of road kill
An Americanism dating back to 1970–75
Words nearby road kill
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for road kill
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
British Dictionary definitions for road kill
/ (ˈrəʊdˌkɪl) /
mainly US the remains of an animal or animals killed on the road by motor vehicles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012