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strainer

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noun strain·er \ˈstrā-nər\

Simple Definition of strainer

  • : a kitchen device that has many small holes and that is used to hold back solid pieces while a liquid passes through

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of strainer

  1. :  one that strains: asa :  a device (as a sieve) to retain solid pieces while a liquid passes throughb :  any of various devices for stretching or tightening something

14th Century

First Known Use of strainer

14th century


STRAINER Defined for Kids

strainer

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noun strain·er \ˈstrā-nər\

Definition of strainer for Students

  1. :  a device (as a screen, sieve, or filter) to hold back solid pieces while a liquid passes through




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strainer

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noun strain·er \ˈstrā-nər\

Medical Definition of strainer

  1. :  a device (as a sieve) to retain solid pieces while a liquid passes through




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