sea fox
Thrasher Thrash"er, Thresher Thresh"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing machine. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) 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}, {swingle-tail}, and {thrasher shark}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A name given to the brown thrush and other allied species. See {Brown thrush}. [1913 Webster]

{Sage thrasher}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Sage}.

{Thrasher whale} (Zo["o]l.), the common killer of the Atlantic. [1913 Webster]


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  • sea fox — Fox Fox (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea fox — (Zo[ o]l.) The thrasher shark. See {Thrasher}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea fox — Foxfish Fox fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The fox shark; called also {sea fox}. See {Thrasher shark}, under {Shark}. (b) The european dragonet. See {Dragonet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea fox — noun 1. : thresher shark 2. : a lanky long muzzled long eared more or less rufous jackal (Canis variegatus) of the northeastern African seacoast * * * thresher (def. 2). [1585 95] * * * sea fox noun Another name for the thresher, or foxshark • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea-fox — n. Thresher, sea ape, fox shark (Alopias vulpes) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea fox — thresher (def. 2). [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea fox — /ˈsi fɒks/ (say see foks) noun → thresher (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-fox — …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Sea Fox (SS-402) — USS Sea Fox (SS 402), a Balao class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the sea fox, a large shark, also called the thresher shark, which frequents the coast of Europe and the Americas. Sea Fox was laid down on 2 November… …   Wikipedia

  • Fox — (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus {Vulpes},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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