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thrasher

[thrash-er] /ˈθræʃ ər/
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
1350-1400; Middle English; see thrash, -er1
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  • Brown thrasher perched on a limb in dense forest thicket.
British Dictionary definitions for thrasher

thrasher1

/ˈθræʃə/
noun
1.
another name for thresher (sense 3)

thrasher2

/ˈθræʃə/
noun
1.
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)
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from English dialect thresher, thrusher a thrush
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