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Meaning of THRASHER

Pronunciation:  'thrashur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
  2. [n]  thrush-like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongs
  3. [n]  a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw
 

THRASHER is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: Alopius vulpinus, fox shark, mocking thrush, thresher, thresher, thresher shark, threshing machine
 
 See Also: Alopius, brown thrasher, brown thrush, farm machine, genus Alopius, genus Toxostoma, oscine, oscine bird, shark, Toxostoma, Toxostoma rufums

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Thrash"er\, Thresher \Thresh"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing
   machine.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large and voracious shark ({Alopias vulpes}),
   remarkable for the great length of the upper lobe of its
   tail, with which it beats, or thrashes, its prey. It is
   found both upon the American and the European coasts.
   Called also {fox shark}, {sea ape}, {sea fox}, {slasher},
   {swingle-tail}, and {thrasher shark}.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A name given to the brown thrush and other
   allied species. See {Brown thrush}.

{Sage thrasher}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Sage}.

{Thrasher whale} (Zo["o]l.), the common killer of the
   Atlantic.



 

 

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