[ UK /kˈɪlɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɪɫɝ/ ]
  1. the causal agent resulting in death
    heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States
  2. a difficulty that is hard to deal with
    that exam was a real killer
  3. predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
  4. someone who causes the death of a person or animal
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How To Use killer In A Sentence

  • Serial killer plots (or subplots) just plain annoy me. Great Things Come to Those Who Wait : The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas
  • As doctors we are all too aware of the natural causes of death, such as cancer and heart disease, the top killers.
  • What do you suppose the killer's motive was?
  • It felt like chewing string dipped in weed killer, but within a couple of minutes the trembling in his limbs gave way to a kind of enervated thrumming and the pounding in his head subsided to a manageable level. Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
  • The kimchee is killer and the spicy fish soup is perfect for when you have a cold. PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er (& Esca Chef) “David Pasternack”… PLUS another book giveaway! | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan
  • Police have launched a nationwide hunt for the killer.
  • The company's killer product could be the GoodInfo system, an application server for delivering the information to a wireless client.
  • More than 200 weedkillers, mainly lawn treatments, are being withdrawn from the market after manufacturers chose not to submit them for EU safety tests.
  • Killer whales - known as the wolves of the sea - are top Arctic predators, eating prey that includes fatty animals like walruses, seals, sea lions, and even other whales.
  • New ways to treat arthritis may provide an alternative to painkillers.
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