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

Definition of thresher

1 : one that threshes especially : threshing machine

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Recent Examples on the Web Then one day a thresher showed up and harvested the crop. New York Times, "At 88, Agnes Denes Finally Gets the Retrospective She Deserves," 7 Nov. 2019 Jasper fed bines into a conveyor belt that pulled the plants up and into a thresher, which stripped away the hop flowers. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "If this isn’t hop country, why is San Diego harvesting a bumper crop?," 19 Aug. 2019 Skomal said threshers make good eating and are prized by recreational fishermen. Don Lyman,, "Besides great whites, there’s little to fear among local sharks," 14 Aug. 2019 For more than 90 of those, including pacemakers and combine harvester-threshers, China accounted for less than 0.1% of the value, according to Panjiva, which relied on U.S. Census Bureau data. Theo Francis, WSJ, "Proposed U.S. Tariffs on China Risk Penalizing Manufacturers Unevenly," 19 Apr. 2018 Shark researchers told the Cape Cod Times that threshers likely don’t have the ability to generate enough heat to keep vital organs healthy in water below 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Kelli Bender,, "Massachusetts Waters Are so Cold Sharks Are Freezing to Death," 8 Jan. 2018 His team plans to build 50 threshers to distribute for feedback before mass-producing them. National Geographic, "Thousands Submitted Ideas to Our ‘Chasing Genius’ Challenge. These 4 Won," 18 Sep. 2017 Grocery carts went door-to-door and families shared steam threshers later on to help neighbors bring in their harvests. Linda Gandee/special To,, "North Ridgeville library features the history of the city," 28 Aug. 2017 Warming temperatures and loss of oxygen in the sea will shrink hundreds of fish species—from tunas and groupers to salmon, thresher sharks, haddock and cod—even more than previously thought, a new study concludes. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "Climate Change May Shrink the World’s Fish," 21 Aug. 2017

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13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Thresher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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