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Definition of "thrasher" [thrash•er]

  • Any of various New World songbirds of the genus Toxostoma, related to the mockingbird and having a long tail, a long curved beak, and usually a brown head and back. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thrasher" in a sentence
  • "The thrasher is a strong fish, twenty feet long, and of great weight."
  • "As a machine that German workmen have invented and that is called a thrasher, but is at the same time a chopper — it has chains and knives, and cuts up the straw and thrashes the grain at the same time — so did Sprinkler and Razor work together, slaughtering their enemies, one from above and the other from below."
  • "They are very mischievious, but the second enemy is much more terrible and irresistible; it is the killer, sometimes called the thrasher, a species of whales about thirty feet long."