Thresher

• (n.) One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing machine. • (n.) A large and voracious shark (Alopias vulpes), remarkable for the great length of the upper lobe of its tail, with which it beats, or thrashes, its prey. It is found both upon the American and the European coasts. Called also fox shark, sea ape, sea fox, slasher, sw...
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thresher

1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing machine. ... 2. <zoology> A large and voracious shark (Alopias vulpes), remarkable for the great length of the upper lobe of its tail, with which it beats, or thrashes, its prey. It is found both upon the American and the European coasts. ... Synonym: fox shark, sea ape, sea fox, slasher,...
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thresher

thrasher 1 thresher shark noun large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
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Thresher

Thresh'er noun Same as Thrasher .
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thresher

farm machine for separating wheat, peas, soybeans, and other small grain and seed crops from their chaff and straw. Primitive threshing methods ... [3 related articles]
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Thresher

first of a class of U.S. nuclear-powered attack submarines, launched in 1960. During sea trials after commissioning it sank with 129 persons on ...
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Thresher

The thresher or fox-shark (Alopias vulpes) is a fish of the Lamnidae family. The upper lobe of the tail is as long as the rest of the body. The thresher is widely distributed in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is the most common shark off the coast of Britain. It reaches a length of five metres and is quite harmless to man but eats small fish ...
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Thresher

The USS Thresher was an American Tambor Class cruiser type submarine of 1475 tons displacement launched in 1940. the USS Thresher was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 22 knots surfaced and carried a complement of 55. She was armed with one 3 inch anti-aircraft gun; two anti-aircraft machine-guns; six bow 21 inch torpedo tubes and ...
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thresher

[n] - a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw 2. [n] - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
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