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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).]
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(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]
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1. one that thrashes.
2. any of several long-tailed, thrushlike birds, esp. of the genus Toxostoma, related to the mockingbirds.
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|Noun||1.||thrasher - 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 birdsongs|
|3.||thrasher - 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
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