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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.
In China, being a Thrasher is a very proud thing to do (it's all in English, so no one really understands it).
Florida State President John Thrasher believes his football facilities compare favorably to any in the country, and there is still some bad blood between he and Jimbo Fisher.
RENALA KHURD -- An 11-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a protruding part of a moving wheat thrasher in a nearby village on Monday.
The star of the day is American teenager Virginia Thrasher, who won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games yesterday, holding her nerve against two Chinese Olympic champions to clinch the women's 10m air rifle event.
Thrasher who played a key role managing crucial supply lines during the Normandy D-Day invasion of France and the pivotal Battle of the Bulge operation.
Unflappable American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, holding her nerve against two Chinese Olympic champions to clinch the women's 10m air rifle event.
Competing in her firstOlympics, Thrasher, as the first champion of the 2016 Games, was awarded her medal by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and said the achievement was beyond her wildest dreams.
The honours were awarded to Brigadier General Charles O Thrasher who played a key role managing crucial supply lines during the Normandy D-Day invasion of France and the pivotal Battle of the Bulge operation.