• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thacker See Thatch Thatcher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thacker An obsolete or dialectal form of thatcher.
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In literature:

Returning a fortnight later, Thacker dropped off a very rocky Pullman at Toombs City.
"Options" by O. Henry
The two hastened inside, and were met by Thacker with his best diplomatic bow.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
Dr. Thacker, who lives a little piece offen the square, an' gives big doses of epecac fur everything, from brakebone fever ter the itch.
"The Red Acorn" by John McElroy
The western end of Thacker's Range bore N.E.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Under my friend Colonel Thacker, he will have a hard time of it, and tell no lies.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
Glengarry sold them to Thacker and my brother in Sydney, and I only came over to take delivery of them.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
Who in the world is Miss Thacker?
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
On the same day were condemned, John Frankesh, Nicholas Shetterden, Humphrey Middleton, Thacker, and Cocker, of whom Thacker only recanted.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Hillyer or Hellier is an old name for a Thacker, or thatcher, of which we have the Dutch form in Dekker.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The two hastened inside, and were met by Thacker with his best diplomatic bow.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various

In news:

In back, from left, are Kay Tinsley, Mildred Tedford, Sharon Cox, Marcia Thacker , Charlotte Miller, Queen Ann Sorvillow, Debbie Keiden, Vickie Mueller, Judy Kueger and Francy Cash.
Thacker thinks his chances are good, though he says he won't have the usual control over the ramp and landing.
Garry Neal Thacker , 62, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Thacker was a native of Pikeville, Ky.
Traxxas Backs Paul Thacker 's Sled in at X-Games 14.
If there's a Superman of snowmobiles, it's Paul Thacker .
Northview standout runner Thacker coming to ISU.
Richard Thacker , 59, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan 26, 2006, at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born at Strawberry, he was the son of the late Jack and Grace Tanner Thacker .
Conward Lee Thacker , 63, of Marmaduke died Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005, at St Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro.
William Hershel Thacker , 88, died Nov 27, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center.
Pike County Sheriff's deputies carry their colleague James I Thacker to his final resting place during his funeral on Friday.
Raeford's Gene Paul Thacker, an ex-Golden Knight, dead at 81.
Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes a rock 'n' roll legend.
Barry Thacker describes the partnership of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation with Briceville Elementary students on Thursday, Dec 6, 2012.

In science:

Our implementation of feedback follows qualitatively the algorithm implemented by Thacker & Couchman: we assume that the energy released into the ISM turns into turbulent motions (at unresolved scales) and stops the gas from cooling and forming stars.
Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation I: Star Formation, Feedback, Resolution and Matching the Tully--Fisher Relation (among other things)
To address this shortcoming, Gerritsen (1997), Yepes et al. (1997) and Thacker & Couchman (2000) modeled the pressure support stimulated by gas turbulence by shutting off cooling on timescales of a few million years, and reported the formation of larger disks.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
But environment may play a role, for instance via its effect on mass accretion rates (Scannapieco & Thacker 2003; Furlanetto & Kamionkowski 2006).
A Confirmation of the Strong Clustering of Distant Red Galaxies at 2 < z <3
Thacker, “Weak Interactions at Very High-Energies: The Role of the Higgs Boson Mass,” Phys.
Non-Standard Neutrino Interactions at Colliders
The evolution of a rotating sphere with negligible work function has been simulated by several groups (Krauss-Polstorff and Michel 1984, 1985; Smith, Michel & Thacker, 2001; Petri, Heyvaerts & Bonazolla 2002a; Spitkovsky & Arons 2002, and in preparation, hereafter SA).
Electrodynamics of pulsar magnetospheres