from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which thumps.
  • noun A thing or a person that is impressive by reason of hugeness or greatness; an unusually big fish, lie, etc.; a whopper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, thumps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who thumps.
  • noun slang A single-cylinder engined motorcycle, especially those having a four-stroke engine or large engine displacement.
  • noun A particular drinking game wherein players must remember personal hand signs while being distracted by others' banging on a table.


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  • But, if a bible-thumper is going to get ticked off about Pullman's attitudes and storytelling, this is the book they'd find the best ammunition.

    Rabid Reads: "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman

  • Hot-gospeller and Bible-thumper is the language he uses.

    I saw TDVC and I almost lost my faith...

  • Test hardware was a Sun X4500 (aka thumper) with 48 x 500GB disks.

    Planet Sun

  • Not considered a "thumper" when it comes to tackling, but shows explosion on contact.

  • The boys just roared at this threat, and one of them stealing behind the dude gave him a "thumper" with his toe where the exquisite's pants were drawn the tightest under his long coat.

    Oscar the Detective Or, Dudie Dunne, The Exquisite Detective

  • Fred and Philip both ran up to him, and sure enough he seemed to have got hold of a "thumper," as he called it, for his line was running about backwards and forwards through the water, while the willow wand which served him for a rod was bent half double.

    Hollowdell Grange Holiday Hours in a Country Home

  • Palin/Gingrich or Palin/Hauckabee or Gingrich/Hackabee (two southern baptists ... one a redneck neocon hypocrite and the other a bible thumper which is perfect for the GOP vote).

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • Risky business: Metro area entrepreneurs launch start-ups despite tough economy Police arrest 70-year-old man in connection with casino bomb scare Lions 'Schwartz looking for a "thumper" at middle linebacker | detnews. com | The Detroit News - Nation-World

  • Jim Schwartz admits he needs a "thumper" to fill it. - Local

  • Kate Lawson: Sunday Supper: This weekend, whirl up your own salad dressing Lions 'Schwartz looking for a "thumper" at middle linebacker | detnews. com | The Detroit News - Nation-World


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