roadkill


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road·kill

 (rōd′kĭl′)
n.
1. An animal or animals killed by being struck by a motor vehicle.
2. 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).

roadkill

(ˈrəʊdˌkɪl)
n
the remains of an animal or animals killed on the road by motor vehicles
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roadkill - the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle; "vultures usually feed on carrion or roadkill"
dead body, body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
Translations

roadkill

[ˈrəʊdkɪl] nanimal m tué sur la routeroad manager norganisateur/trice m/f des tournéesroad map n
(lit)carte f routière
(fig, fig) (= route map) → feuille f de routeroad race ncourse f sur routeroad rage
nagressivité f au volantroad safety nsécurité f routièreroad sense n
he has no road sense [driver] → il conduit mal; [pedestrian] → il ne fait jamais attention aux voituresroad show n
(for radio, television)émission f itinérante
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