Examples from the Web for killer
Barry showed me his room—a one bedroom with a killer view of Riverbank State Park and the Hudson.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
By Jerome Groopman, New Yorker Researchers get closer to outwitting a killer.
In the course of his confession, he supplied details that should only have been known to the killer.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The police found six eyewitnesses who reported seeing Anthony Porter at the pool that night and named him as the killer.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project|Jacob Siegel|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They might take a moment to wonder why the killer thought they were just the ones with whom he wanted “to share the pics.”Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?|Michael Daly|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The killer's head snapped up at mention of the Corps, and he stared harder and more suspiciously than ever into Hanlon's eyes.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
It is through this story that the Daqlawe clan have the killer whale crest.Myths and Legends of Alaska|Various
In the Killer Orca, the teeth number about 12/12, and are very large and strong.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Powerful as a small tank, the killer robot was equipped to crush, slash, and burn its way through undergrowth.Survival Tactics|Al Sevcik
Both killed and killer will be judged by One who knows the secrets of men's breasts.Oriental Encounters|Marmaduke Pickthall
British Dictionary definitions for killer
- a person or animal that kills, esp habitually
- (as modifier)a killer shark
Word Origin and History for killer
late 15c., agent noun from kill (v.). But a surname, Ric[hard] Le Kyller is attested from 1288. Figurative use from 1550s. Meaning "impressive person or thing" is by 1900 (as an adjective, 1979); reduplicated form killer-diller attested by 1938. Killer whale is from 1725; killer instinct is attested from 1931, originally in boxing.