Definition of spree killer in English:

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spree killer


A person who kills a number of people at one particular time and location in a frenzied, random, and apparently unpremeditated way: the last three spree killers in Britain all held legal gun licenses
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  • The sniper terrorizing suburban Washington, D.C. has alternately been referred to in the press as a serial killer and a spree killer.
  • Well, I want to say, Larry, first of all, this is what makes him a serial killer and not a spree killer, first of all.
  • He's a spree killer, a mass killer or serial killer.


spree killing

Example sentences
  • Whether there will be another spree killing in Britain is a matter of chance.
  • But, here, I don't see this as a spree killing, Larry.
  • Beginning with a spree killing, the Lakota attacked settlers along the Minnesota River and murdered several hundred whites.
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