killer whale


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killer whale

n.
See orca.

killer whale

n
(Animals) a predatory black-and-white toothed whale, Orcinus orca, with a large erect dorsal fin, most common in cold seas: family Delphinidae. Also called: killer, grampus or orc

kill′er whale′


n.
a large, predatory, black-and-white dolphin, Orcinus orca.
[1880–85]

kill·er whale

(kĭl′ər)
See orca.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.killer whale - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal finkiller whale - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Orcinus, Orcinus - killer whales
Translations
الحوت الأبيَض والأسْوَد
косатка
kosatka
dræberhval
miekkavalas
kardszárnyú delfin
háhyrningur
orka
baleia-assassina
kosatka dravá
späckhuggare
katil balina

killer whale

norca

whale

(weil) noun
a type of very large mammal that lives in the sea.
killer whale noun
a black and white whale.
ˈwhalebone noun, adjective
(of) a light bendable substance got from the upper jaw of certain whales.
whale oil
oil obtained from the fatty parts of a whale.
have a whale of a time
to enjoy oneself very much.
References in classic literature ?
You look as though you had been fighting with the Killer Whale.
Now and then he would see a thin fin, like a big shark's fin, drifting along close to shore, and he knew that that was the Killer Whale, the Grampus, who eats young seals when he can get them; and Kotick would head for the beach like an arrow, and the fin would jig off slowly, as if it were looking for nothing at all.
The Killer Whale himself could not have cut them up worse.
You mustn't swim till you're six weeks old, Or your head will be sunk by your heels; And summer gales and Killer Whales Are bad for baby seals.
Higher rates of speed used during the pursuit of prey may not be representative of killer whale swimming speeds when engaged in different behaviours (e.
SEA life experts are studying a picture of a suspected killer whale seen off the coast of Gwynedd.
The killer whale shows have returned to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, following the death of 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau.
Environmental organizations are miffed that without consulting killer whale scientists, the department declined to issue an order to protect the whales' critical habitat.
Three killer whale groups (resident, transient, and offshore) were identified acoustically and genetically.
The killer whale, also known as orca, is considered as the most powerful predator on earth.
Evidences of attack of a killer whale on a calf southern right whale in Southern Brazil