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English Dictionary: thresher by the DICT Development Group
3 results for thresher
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw
    Synonym(s): thresher, thrasher, threshing machine
  2. large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
    Synonym(s): thresher, thrasher, thresher shark, fox shark, Alopius vulpinus
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrasher \Thrash"er\, Thresher \Thresh"er\, n.
      1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing
      2. (Zo[94]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[94]l.) A name given to the brown thrush and other
            allied species. See {Brown thrush}.
      {Sage thrasher}. (Zo[94]l.) See under {Sage}.
      {Thrasher whale} (Zo[94]l.), the common killer of the

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thresher \Thresh"er\, n.
      Same as {Thrasher}.
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