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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 kill·er /ˈkɪlɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kill·er n.
 1. One who deprives of life; one who, or that which, kills.
 2. Zool. A voracious, toothed whale of the genus Orca, of which several species are known; called also killer whale.
 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 Orca rectipinna) occur on the Pacific coast.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who causes the death of a person or animal [syn: slayer]
      2: the causal agent resulting in death; "heart disease is the
         biggest killer in the United States" [syn: cause of death]
      3: a difficulty that is hard to deal with; "that exam was a
         real killer"
      4: predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal
         fin; common in cold seas [syn: killer whale, orca, grampus,
          sea wolf, Orcinus orca]