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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).]


(Animals) another name for thresher3


(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]


(ˈθræʃ ər)

1. one that thrashes.
2. any of several long-tailed, thrushlike birds, esp. of the genus Toxostoma, related to the mockingbirds.
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Recorded live in studio, Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio is an album of pop covers from the 50s and 60s, enlivened with a jazz twist and artfully performed by Grammy-nominated group The Thrasher Dream Trio.
THRASHER (ISSN 0889-0692) April 2015, Volume 36, Number 4.
Michael Thrasher will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Trent University for contributions in creating a climate of respect for Indigenous and Traditional knowledge in Canada and internationally.
Alliant Energy representative Mary Brott, right, gives a check for $1,000 to Maria Dietrich, Thrasher Opera House development director.
Their EatGoodFood group operates six popular restaurants and bars in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, including the upscale bistro and award-winning tasting room of Restaurant Eve; and the glamorous speakeasy PX, where a few years ago mixologist Todd Thrasher introduced the well-made cocktail to the District.
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The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) is placed in the Mimidae, a family that includes several species that mimic other species and/or sing at night (Bent 1948).
Motorcycle rider John Aaron Thrasher, 31, of Ffordd Coppi, Denbigh, pleaded guilty to careless driving, driving without a licence and without insurance.