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thrash·er

 (thrăsh′ər)
n.
Any of various songbirds of the genus Toxostoma and other genera in the family Mimidae, found throughout the Americas and having a long tail, a long curved beak, and usually a brown head and back.

[Perhaps from English dialectal thrusher, thresher, variant of thrush (perhaps influenced by thrash, in reference to the bird's turning over leaf litter energetically with its beak when feeding).]

thrasher

(ˈθræʃə)
n
(Animals) another name for thresher3

thrasher

(ˈθræʃə)
n
(Animals) any of various brown thrushlike American songbirds of the genus Toxostoma and related genera, having a long downward-curving bill and long tail: family Mimidae (mockingbirds)
[C19: perhaps from English dialect thresher, thrusher a thrush]

thrash•er

(ˈθræʃ ər)

n.
1. one that thrashes.
2. any of several long-tailed, thrushlike birds, esp. of the genus Toxostoma, related to the mockingbirds.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrasher - a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and strawthrasher - a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw
farm machine - a machine used in farming
2.thrasher - thrush-like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongsthrasher - thrush-like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongs
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
brown thrasher, brown thrush, Toxostoma rufums - common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish-brown plumage
3.thrasher - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feedthrasher - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
Alopius, genus Alopius - type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae
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And they will bury her and Fyodor the thrasher with his curly beard full of chaff and his shirt torn on his white shoulders--they will bury him.
Still less is known of the Thrasher than of the Killer.
Max Bennett Thrasher I could not have succeeded in any satisfactory degree.
Near at hand, upon the topmost spray of a birch, sings the brown thrasher -- or red mavis, as some love to call him -- all the morning, glad of your society, that would find out another farmer's field if yours were not here.