Thursday, January 12, 2006

Roadkill - Definition

road·kill Audio pronunciation of "roadkill" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (rdkl)

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).

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