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thresh·er

 (thrĕsh′ər)
n.
1. One who threshes.
2. A threshing machine.
3. A thresher shark.

thresher

(ˈθrɛʃə)
n
1. (Agriculture) a person who threshes
2. (Agriculture) short for threshing machine
3. (Animals) Also called: thrasher or thresher shark any of various large sharks of the genus Alopias, esp A. vulpinus, occurring in tropical and temperate seas: family Alopiidae. They have a very long whiplike tail with which they are thought to round up the small fish on which they feed

thresh•er

(ˈθrɛʃ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that threshes.
2. a large shark of the genus Alopias, esp. A. vulpinus, which herds small fish by flailing its tail.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thresher - a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and strawthresher - a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw
farm machine - a machine used in farming
2.thresher - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feedthresher - 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
Translations

thresher

[ˈθreʃəʳ] N (= person) → trillador(a) m/f; (= machine) → trilladora f

thresher

n
(Agr: = machine) → Dreschmaschine f; (= person)Drescher(in) m(f)
(= thresher shark)Drescherhai m
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Thresher sharks are usually solitary creatures who keep themselves to themselves, and can be seen jumping out of the water like a dolphin.
Thresher sharks are found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world and are usually solitary creatures who keep themselves to themselves, and can be seen jumping out of the water like a dolphin.
These mile long nets are set at night in ocean waters off California to target swordfish and thresher sharks, but create deadly traps for other wildlife that cannot break free from the mesh.
Additional species captured during the deep-set trials were bigeye thresher sharks, Alopias superciliosus (7); opah, Lampris guttatus (2); blue sharks, Prionace glauca (2); and common thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus (1) (Table 2, Fig.
Dozens of small to medium-sized thresher sharks are a common sight within the vicinity.
It is one of the biggest thresher sharks ever reeled in by rod and line, beating the previous record of 350lbs for a 13ft catch off Looe, Cornwall, in August 2012.
London, July 11 ( ANI ): Thresher sharks resort to sharp overhead "tail slaps" to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, a study has revealed.
Thresher sharks Another shark species you might be fortunate enough to see surfing off Gower is the thresher shark - now listed as vulnerable due to over fishing for its highly-prized meat.
Thresher sharks have also been sighted by divers passing over deep volcanic channels, as has the extremely rare and elusive megamouth shark.
She even took advantage of a unique opportunity to collect samples from mako and thresher sharks caught during a local shark-fishing tournament.
Thresher sharks can grow up to 20ft in length and are identified by their tail length.