Definition of Thresher

1. Noun. A farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw.

Exact synonyms: Thrasher, Threshing Machine
Generic synonyms: Farm Machine
Derivative terms: Thrash, Thresh

2. Noun. Large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed.
Exact synonyms: Alopius Vulpinus, Fox Shark, Thrasher, Thresher Shark
Generic synonyms: Shark
Group relationships: Alopius, Genus Alopius

Definition of Thresher

1. n. Same as Thrasher.

Definition of Thresher

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of several large pelagic sharks of the genus ''Alopias'', which have a very long tail; more commonly called thresher sharks. ¹

2. Noun. (agriculture) A modern farm machine for threshing grain, now a part of combine harvesters rather than a separate implement. ¹

3. Noun. (agriculture) Anything or anyone that threshes. ¹

4. Noun. (agriculture obsolete) A now-obsolete hand tool for threshing, also called a flail. ¹

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Definition of Thresher

1. one that threshes [n -S] - See also: threshes

Medical Definition of Thresher

1. 1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing machine. 2. A large and voracious shark (Alopias vulpes), remarkable for the great length of the upper lobe of its tail, with which it beats, or thrashes, its prey. It is found both upon the American and the European coasts. Synonym: fox shark, sea ape, sea fox, slasher, swingle-tail, and thrasher shark. 3. A name given to the brown thrush and other allied species. See Brown thrush. Sage thrasher. The common killer of the Atlantic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thresher

threonyl tRNA synthetase kinase
threose nucleic acid
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thresh out
thresher (current term)
thresher's lung
thresher shark
thresher sharks
threshing floor
threshing floors
threshing machine

Literary usage of Thresher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"The Combined Harvester and thresher. — This machine is a combined header and threshing machine. The standard machine of this type cuts a swath eighteen feet ..."

2. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1852)
"Wuh the exception of ihe Combined thresher and Winnower, The Combined thresher ... I have just returned from WT Waters', who^e thresher and Winnower was put ..."

3. Women in Rice Farming: Proceedings of a Conference on Women in Rice Farming by International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"These threshers were used primarily in Central Luzon by a few large farms and contract thresher operators. These huge machines were 3-4 tons in weight, ..."

4. The Cultivator: A Monthly Publication, Devoted to Agriculture by New York State Agricultural Society (1852)
"Among the articles we make arc, Wheelers Patent Railway Chain Horse Power and Overshot thresher mid Separator, (for either one or two horses,) Wheeler's ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Tail included, the thresher attains a length of 13 feet. It inhabits the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. thresher SHARK, or FOX SHARK, ..."

6. A Selection of Cases and Statutes on the Principles of Code Pleading: With Notes by Charles McGuffey Hepburn (1901)
"It is hereby expressly understood and agreed that the Minnesota thresher Manufacturing Company takes this order for collection only; the net proceeds of ..."

7. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia by Georgia General Assembly (1904)
"Receiv'd by the Hands of Dr Bundy the Sum of twelve Pounds, ten Shillings, the Benefaction of Mr Daniel thresher to be applied to the Purposes of the ..."

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