thrasher

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1thrash·er

noun \ˈthra-shər\

Definition of THRASHER

1
:  one that thrashes or threshes
2
:  an avid skateboarder

First Known Use of THRASHER

1632

2thrasher

noun

Definition of THRASHER

:  any of various American oscine birds (family Mimidae, especially genus Toxostoma) related to the mockingbird that resemble thrushes but have a usually long curved bill and long tail

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Origin of THRASHER

perhaps alteration of dialect thresher thrush
First Known Use: circa 1814

Rhymes with THRASHER

thrasher

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum).—Thase Daniel

Any of 17 species (family Mimidae) of New World songbirds that have a downcurved bill and are noted for noisily foraging on the ground in dense thickets and for loud, varied songs. Thrashers occur from northern Canada to central Mexico and the Caribbean. The brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum), of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, is about 12 in. (30 cm) long and has red-brown plumage with streaked underparts. Long-tailed drab species are found in the arid southwestern U.S. and in Mexico.

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