There are 2 definitions of thrasher in English:

thrasher1

Syllabification: thrash·er
Pronunciation: /ˈTHraSHər
 
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noun

  • 1A person or thing that thrashes.
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    • While his guitar used to sound like an impending revolution, his talents now seem comparable to any average American rock string thrasher.
    • Here was a band that seemingly had that bit of something that at the same time appealed to indie kids, seasoned metallers, thrashers and fledgling ravers.
    • Once again happy, healthy and whole, the Swedish thrashers with a meaningful message and a kooky name are ready to embark on a journey of music and merriment.

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There are 2 definitions of thrasher in English:

thrasher2

Syllabification: thrash·er
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈTHraSHər/

noun

  • A thrushlike American songbird of the mockingbird family, with mainly brown or gray plumage, a long tail, and a down-curved bill.
    • Family Mimidae: five genera, in particular Toxostoma, and several species
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    • Among birds that can be attracted in the summer are brown thrashers, catbirds, robins, thrushes, waxwings, woodpeckers, orioles, cardinals, towhees and grosbeaks.
    • Although this is desert, there is an incredible diversity of bird life along the river and in other areas of the park - mourning doves, American kestrel falcons, nighthawks and brown thrashers are just a few of the birds that call it home.
    • The song can sound like hoots and whistles, in a repeating pattern similar to that of a mockingbird or thrasher.

Origin

early 19th century: perhaps from English dialect thrusher, thresher 'thrush'.

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Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea