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- n. An arrangement of spikes found on the tails of various stegosaurs.
One 'Far Side' cartoon features some sort of caveman seminar with a lecturer explaining that the spiked tail-tip on a stegosaurus is called the 'thagomizer,' after the late Thag Simmons.
David French’s glossy, sexy curves bring to mind David Cronenberg. You’ll want to run your hand over them . . . until your fingers get lacerated by their spiky, oblong thagomizers.
This word was coined by 'Far Side' cartoonist Gary Larson in 1982.