Definition of roadkill in English:


Line breaks: road|kill
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊdkɪl


  • 1A killing of an animal on the road by a vehicle.
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    • The leader of the wildlife team said a rise in lethal fights and roadkills point to a population nearing saturation and looking for places to go.
    • The group of concerned citizens worked closely with the Florida Department of Transportation to alleviate the massive roadkills along U.S.441.
    • The majority of roadkills in the mating season are of males seeking females.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Animals killed on the road by vehicles: they plan to feed the wolves roadkill for several weeks
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    • As it is, it appears odd, like unrecognisable roadkill.
    • They make do with pine-needle tea, roots, bugs burrowed under bark, and if they're lucky, roadkill.
    • Similarly, the best locations and characteristics for highway over- and under-passes to reduce road kill have been determined largely through behavioral studies of wildlife.

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