a boat used for hunting whales and towing them to a factory ship.
noun, Immunology. 1. any of several types of lymphocyte or leukocyte capable of destroying cells that have acquired foreign characteristics, as a tumor cell or virus-infected cell. noun 1. a type of white blood cell that is able to kill cells, such as cancer cells and cells infected with viruses killer cell kill·er cell (kĭl’ər) […]
[kil-er-dil-er] /ˈkɪl ərˈdɪl ər/ noun, Older Slang. 1. (def 5).
- Killer instinct
noun an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal
- Killer micro
[Popularised by Eugene Brooks] A microprocessor-based machine that infringes on mini, mainframe, or supercomputer performance turf. Often heard in “No one will survive the attack of the killer micros!”, the battle cry of the downsizers. Used especially of RISC architectures. The popularity of the phrase “attack of the killer micros” is doubtless reinforced by the […]