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road kill

noun [U] uk   us   informal
animals that are killed on roads by cars or other vehicles: On average, two crocodiles a year end up as road kill on Florida's Highway 1.
Translations of “road kill”
in Chinese (Traditional) 在馬路上被軋死的動物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在马路上被轧死的动物…
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