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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Killer  \Kill"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  deprives  of  life;  one  who  or  that  which  kills. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  voracious,  toothed  whale  of  the  genus  {Orca}, 
  of  which  several  species  are  known 
 
  Note:  The  killers  have  a  high  dorsal  fin,  and  powerful  jaws 
  armed  with  large  sharp  teeth.  They  capture,  and 
  swallow  entire,  large  numbers  of  seals,  porpoises,  and 
  dolphins,  and  are  celebrated  for  their  savage,  combined 
  attacks  upon  the  right  whales,  which  they  are  said  to 
  mutilate  and  kill.  The  common  Atlantic  species  ({Orca 
  gladiator}),  is  found  both  on  the  European  and  the 
  American  coast.  Two  species  ({Orca  ater}  and  {O. 
  rectipinna})  occur  on  the  Pacific  coast. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  killer 
  n  1:  someone  who  causes  the  death  of  a  person  or  animal  [syn:  {slayer}] 
  2:  predatory  black-and-white  toothed  whale  with  large  dorsal 
  fin;  common  in  cold  seas  [syn:  {killer  whale},  {orca},  {grampus}, 
  {sea  wolf},  {Orcinus  orca}] 




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