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road kill

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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for road kill

roadkill
/ (ˈrəʊdˌkɪl) /

noun
mainly US the remains of an animal or animals killed on the road by motor vehicles
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