AskDefine | Define thresher

Dictionary Definition



1 a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw [syn: thrasher, threshing machine]
2 large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed [syn: thrasher, thresher shark, fox shark, Alopius vulpinus]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A modern farm machine for threshing grain, now a part of combine harvesters rather than a separate implement.
  2. Anything or anyone that threshes.
  3. Any of several large pelagic sharks of the genus Alopias, which have a very long tail.
  4. agriculture obsolete A now-obsolete hand tool for threshing, also called a flail.

Extensive Definition

Thresher may refer to:
  • Threshing machine (or thresher), a device that first separates the head of a stalk of grain from the straw, and then further separates the kernel from the rest of the head
  • Thresher shark, a type of shark with a distinctly scythe-shaped tail
  • USS Thresher, the name of two United States Navy submarines
  • Threshers, a UK off-licence chain
  • Rice Thresher, the undergraduate student newspaper of Rice University
  • Clearwater Threshers, a minor league baseball team in the Florida State League
thresher in German: Thresher
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