Thresher may refer to:
  • Threshing machine
    Threshing machine
    The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine , was 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,...

     (or thresher), a device that first separates the head of a stalk of grain
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     from the straw, and then further separates the kernel from the rest of the head
  • Thresher shark
    Thresher shark
    Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiidae. Found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world, the family contains three species all within the genus Alopias.-Taxonomy:...

    , a type of shark with a distinctly scythe
    A scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass, or reaping crops. It was largely replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia. The Grim Reaper is often depicted carrying or wielding a scythe...

    -shaped tail
  • USS Thresher
    USS Thresher
    USS Thresher has been the name of more than one United States Navy ship, and may refer to:, a submarine in commission from 1940 to 1945 and in 1946, a submarine commissioned in 1961 and lost in 1963See also*USS Thrasher...

     refers to two United States Navy submarines, named after the Thresher shark:

USS Thresher (SS-200)
USS Thresher (SS-200)
', a Tambor-class submarine, was the first United States Navy ship to be named for the thresher shark. Her keel was laid down 27 May 1939 at the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 27 March 1940 sponsored by Mrs. Claude A...

, a Tambor-class submarine that served in World War II.
USS Thresher (SSN-593)
USS Thresher (SSN-593)
The second USS Thresher was the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered attack submarines in the United States Navy. Her loss at sea during deep-diving tests in 1963 is often considered a watershed event in the implementation of the rigorous submarine safety program SUBSAFE.The contract to build...

, the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered attack submarines and was lost by accident on 10 April 1963.
  • Threshers (First Quench Retailing), a UK off-licence (liquor store) chain
  • Rice Thresher
    Rice Thresher
    The Rice Thresher is the weekly, student-run newspaper of Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States. It was founded in 1916, the year of Rice University's first matriculation...

    , the undergraduate student newspaper of Rice University
  • Clearwater Threshers
    Clearwater Threshers
    The Clearwater Threshers are a minor league baseball team that currently plays in the Florida State League. Since 2004, the team competes in the West Division....

    , a minor league baseball team in the Florida State League
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