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kill2 a creek (used in place names, esp. in the Northeastern U.S.)
killdeer a plover native to North American inland waters and fields, having two black bands on a white breast.
killer someone or something that kills.
killer satellite an orbiting satellite that can be directed to a target satellite and destroy it.
killer whale a very large predatory dolphin, usu. black and white, that feeds on seals and large fish.
kill fee money paid to a freelance writer for material that has been commissioned but is not used.
killifish any of several small fishes that are found esp. in brackish salt water or freshwater and are used for bait.
killing the act of putting to death. [5 definitions]
kill-joy one who spoils the fun or enjoyment of others, esp. by being gloomy or pessimistic.
kill two birds with one stone to achieve two aims with one action.
kiln a furnace or oven for burning lime, hardening pottery or brick, drying lumber, or the like. [2 definitions]
kiln-dry to dry (pottery or the like) in a kiln.
kilo see kilogram.
kilo- one thousand.
kilobar a unit of pressure equal to one thousand bars or 14,500 pounds per square inch.
kilobyte a unit of electronic storage capacity equal to 1,024 bytes, or approximately one thousand bytes. (abbr.: k)
kilocalorie see calorie.
kilocycle see kilohertz.
kiloelectron volt see keV.
kilogram a unit of weight equal to one thousand grams or 2.205 pounds. (abbr.: kg)
kilohertz a unit of frequency equal to one thousand cycles per second or one thousand hertz; kilocycle. (abbr.: kHz)