Definitions for "Overkill"
Keywords:  rhead, mot, thrash, album, studio
Overkill is an American thrash metal (and later Groove Metal) band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey (but often attributed to New York City). The band has been very active since 1984, releasing 14 studio albums, 2 EPs, 2 live albums and a "covers" album.
Overkill is the second album released by Motörhead, in 1979, and their first for Bronze Records. It peaked at number 24 on the UK charts.
"Overkill" is a song by the heavy metal band Motörhead. It was released in 7" and 12" vinyl pressings in 1979. It is covered with (B-side's) "Too Late, Too Late" which appears on the CD re-issues of the Overkill album.
Overkill is a fictional character from G.I. Joe, a toyline from Hasbro that has spawned comics and cartoon series. He first appeared in the G.I.
Overkill is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in X-Statix #1.
any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
The shooting, trapping, or poisoning of certain populations, usually for sport or economic reasons.
Overkill is a slang term for the use of excessive force that seems to go much further than just achieving its goal. For example, shooting a mouse with a rocket launcher would be overkill. The term is also often used in situations when a person spends a large amount of time or money on a task or component, when a lesser alternative would work just as well.
the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required
occurs when more nuclear weapons are used that are necessary to accomplish desired objectives.
"Overkill" was an episode of the British comedy television series Murder Most Horrid.