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thrasher (farm machine)

Definition:

a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Related to:

thrash

Plural:

thrashers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

perhaps from English dialect thresher, thrusher a thrush
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of thrasher...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Threshing machine | thrashing machine | thresher

a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was invented for the separation of grain from stalks and husks. For thousands of years, grain was separated by hand with flails, and was very laborious... (41 of 1700 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Threshing machine

Collins Dictionary:

threshing machine

a machine for threshing crops (5 of 211 words, 1 usage example)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/threshing-machine

Merriam-Webster:

threshing machine

a machine for separating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw (12 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/threshing machine

Oxford Dictionary:

threshing machine

a power-driven machine for separating the grain from corn or other crops (12 of 32 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/threshing-machine

American Heritage Dictionary:

threshing machine

A farm machine used in threshing grain or seed plants. (10 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/threshing-machine

Random House Dictionary:

threshing machine [agriculture]

a machine for removing grains and seeds from straw and chaff. (11 of 14 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/threshing-machine

New World Dictionary:

threshing machine

a machine for threshing grain (5 of 7 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/threshing-machine

Britannica Encyclopedia:

thresher [farm machine]

farm machine for separating wheat, peas, soybeans, and other small grain and seed crops from their chaff and straw. Primitive threshing methods ... (22 of 109 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/594005​/thresher

Wiktionary:

thresher | threshers [plural] | Alopias [genus, sense-specific]

[agriculture] Anything or anyone that threshes. | [agriculture, obsolete] A now-obsolete hand tool for threshing, also called a flail. | [agriculture] A modern farm machine for threshing grain, now a part of combine harvesters rather than a separate ... (36 of 65 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thresher

Columbia Encyclopedia:

mimic thrush | brown thrush | mimic thrushes

common name for members of the Mimidae, a family of exclusively American birds, allied to the wrens and thrushes, that includes the mockingbird, the ... (24 of 303 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

thresh [intransitive/transitive] | threshed [past tense] | threshing [present participle] | threshes [3rd-person singular present]

to separate the grain from the rest of a crop such as wheat using a tool or a machine (19 of 51 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thresh

Cambridge Dictionary:

thresh | thrash

to remove the seeds of crop plants by hitting them, using either a machine or a hand tool (18 of 27 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thresh

Encarta Dictionary:

threshing machine | threshing machines [plural]

a static power-driven agricultural machine formerly used to beat or rub harvested plants in order to separate the seeds from the rest of the plant (25 of 39 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719934​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

thrasher

First use: 19th century

Origin: perhaps from English dialect thresher, thrusher a thrush

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thrasher

New World Dictionary:

thrasher

Origin: English dialect thresher, probably akin to "thrush"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrasher

American Heritage Dictionary:

thrasher

Origin: Perhaps alteration of "thrush" [entry 1].

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrasher

Oxford Dictionary:

thrasher [entry 2]

First use: early 19th century

Origin: perhaps from English dialect thrusher, thresher "thrush"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrasher--2

Merriam-Webster:

thrasher [entry 2, noun]

First use: about 1814

Origin: perhaps alteration of dialect thresher thrush

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thrasher show=1

Wiktionary:

thresher | threshers [plural]

Origin: thresh + -er. The shark's tail is thought to resemble the implement.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thresher

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

thrasher

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thrasher"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thrasher

thresher

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thresher"

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the Free Dictionary:

thrasher

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thrasher"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thrasher"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "thrasher" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/thrasher

thresher

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thresher"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thresher"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "thresher" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

thrasher | thrashers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "thrasher"

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thresher | threshers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "thresher"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thrasher

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thrasher"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=thrash​02 word=thrasher

thresher

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thresher"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=thres​01​v word=thresher

YourDictionary Audio:

thrasher

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thrasher" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrasher

thresher

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thresher" by speech synthesizer

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