thresher

noun
thresh·​er | \ ˈthre-shər How to pronounce thresher (audio) , ˈthra- \

Definition of thresher

1 : one that threshes especially : threshing machine

Examples of thresher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s a parent supposed to do with that pro tip, especially when a child routinely runs your sense of self through a thresher? Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 The stalks are then cut and sent through a thresher to separate the grain from what is now essentially hay. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 Residents applaud cleaner conditions; anglers say they are unfairly being singled out Local fishermen say the best fish, from yellowtail to thresher sharks, can be found at the end of Imperial Beach’s iconic 1,500-foot pier. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 This latest sighting comes after swimmers were forced to evacuate the water at East Beach in Charlestown on Sunday because of a thresher spotted. BostonGlobe.com, 24 July 2021 The International Union for the Conservation of Nature designated the short fin mako as endangered, the great white, porbeagle and common thresher as vulnerable and the blue shark as near threatened. BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2021 Oceanographer Nigel Hussey at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, says that the study does prove convincingly that thresher sharks hunt using their tails. Josh Howgego, Scientific American, 11 July 2013 When the winnowing’s done, and the windbags and the mediocrities have all been blown out the side of the thresher, what will your verdict be? James Parker, The Atlantic, 9 Dec. 2020 In the case of this large thresher in Libya, the female shark was lanced straight through the heart, and a blue shark found in 2016 off the coast of Spain had been stabbed in the brain. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of thresher

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jun 2022

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“Thresher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thresher. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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thresher

noun
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