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thresh·er

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

thresher

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

n
(Agr: = machine) → Dreschmaschine f; (= person)Drescher(in) m(f)
(= thresher shark)Drescherhai m
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References in classic literature ?
All through the wheat season, she told us, Ambrosch hired his sister out like a man, and she went from farm to farm, binding sheaves or working with the threshers. The farmers liked her and were kind to her; said they would rather have her for a hand than Ambrosch.
Nellie came to help her cook for the threshers and, for the rest, she managed very well, even milking her usual eight cows and carrying her share of the foaming buckets.
The long strap which ran from the driving-wheel of his engine to the red thresher under the rick was the sole tie-line between agriculture and him.
The work sped on till breakfast time, when the thresher was stopped for half an hour; and on starting again after the meal the whole supplementary strength of the farm was thrown into the labour of constructing the straw-rick, which began to grow beside the stack of corn.
The hum of the thresher, which prevented speech, increased to a raving whenever the supply of corn fell short of the regular quantity.
Poyser's men, there is that big Ben Tholoway, a very powerful thresher, but detected more than once in carrying away his master's corn in his pockets--an action which, as Ben was not a philosopher, could hardly be ascribed to absence of mind.
the global market for threshers is assessed to expand at a CAGR of 2.8% in terms of volume.
Summary: the global market for threshers is assessed to expand at a CAGR of 2.8% in terms of volume.
On credit, he bought six groundhog threshers and horsepowers (horse treadmills) from his father and started west for the frontier town of Chicago, Illinois.
He told the chief minister about special threshers with the dual facility of threshing wheat and rice in the same machine.
Belarus has also offered special threshers having dual facility of threshing wheat and rice.