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

Definition of thresher

1 : one that threshes especially : threshing machine

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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 While the fungal pathogen killing the leopard sharks has affected them indiscriminately, the salmon, thresher, and mako sharks that have washed up seem mainly to be young. Eric Simons, National Geographic, "Mysterious Shark Killer (Partially) Identified," 16 May 2017 Three years later, Witness announces that the thresher of big-business pop has advanced in its harvest of history by, well, about three years. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Katy Perry Conquers the Early ’90s on Witness," 9 June 2017 Mako Mania Tournament: 21st annual contest for catching sharks, bluefish and thresher sharks., "Ocean City 2017 calendar of events," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of thresher

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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