thrasher

[thrash-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that thrashes.
2.
any of several long-tailed, thrushlike birds, especially of the genus Toxostoma, related to the mockingbirds. Compare brown thrasher.
3.
thresher ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see thrash, -er1

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thrasher1 (ˈθræʃə)
 
n
another name for thresher

thrasher2 (ˈθræʃə)
 
n
any of various brown thrushlike American songbirds of the genus Toxostoma and related genera, having a long downward-curving bill and long tail: family Mimidae (mockingbirds)
 
[C19: perhaps from English dialect thresher, thrusher a thrush]

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Brown thrasher perched on a limb in dense forest thicket.
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