- Now Chiefly Dial. song thrush
Origin of throstlefrom the humming sound it makes any of various machines for spinning wool, etc.
Origin of throstleMiddle English from OE, akin to German drossel from Indo-European base an unverified form trozdos- from source thrush
- Chiefly British Any of various thrushes, especially a song thrush.
- A machine formerly used for spinning fibers such as cotton or wool.
Origin of throstleMiddle English from Old English