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 for thresher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thrasher \Thrash"er\, Thresher \Thresh"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing
        machine.
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     2. (Zool.) 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.
        Called also fox shark, sea ape, sea fox, slasher,
        swingle-tail, and thrasher shark.
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     3. (Zool.) A name given to the brown thrush and other allied
        species. See Brown thrush.
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     Sage thrasher. (Zool.) See under Sage.
  
     Thrasher whale (Zool.), the common killer of the Atlantic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thresher \Thresh"er\, n.
     Same as Thrasher.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thresher
      n 1: a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks
           and straw [syn: thresher, thrasher, threshing
           machine]
      2: large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to
         round up small fish on which to feed [syn: thresher,
         thrasher, thresher shark, fox shark, Alopius
         vulpinus]

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