strainer

noun
strain·​er | \ ˈstrā-nər How to pronounce strainer (audio) \

Definition of strainer

: one that strains: such as
a : a device (such as a sieve) to retain solid pieces while a liquid passes through
b : any of various devices for stretching or tightening something

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Stir the cream and cheese mixture thoroughly, then pour it into the strainer and force through with a silicone spatula; the sauce should be smooth and creamy after straining. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: The secret to a perfect burger," 18 June 2019 Strain through a fine mesh strainer and transfer to a glass bottle. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Leslie Kirchhoff, Ice Cube Artist, Shares 3 Spring Cocktail Recipes," 14 May 2019 Return small pieces to the strainer and rinse everything under running water. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Jewelry Like a Pro," 7 May 2019 These clever beaded strainers from High Walls both infuse your tea and provide weight to make sure your infuser doesn't slip underwater, requiring you to fish it out from the hot waters. 12. Jamie Wiebe, House Beautiful, "14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome," 4 Dec. 2014 Kumquat Simple Syrup: Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup hot water, and 3 kumquats, sliced and seeded in a blender. Puree until smooth, then strain through a fine mesh strainer. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Leslie Kirchhoff, Ice Cube Artist, Shares 3 Spring Cocktail Recipes," 14 May 2019 Strain through a wire-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth; discard tea. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries," 19 Mar. 2019 While pasta is cooking, place herbs in a strainer basket. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Mint and Walnut Pesto Lasagna Noodles," 29 Apr. 2019 Always use a strainer (which is placed over your tea cup and then removed before drinking) when pouring loose leaf tea from a tea pot. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "10 Things to Know if You're Invited to Tea at Kensington Palace," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of strainer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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strainer

noun

English Language Learners 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

strainer

noun
strain·​er | \ ˈstrā-nər How to pronounce strainer (audio) \

Kids Definition of strainer

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

strainer

noun
strain·​er | \ ˈstrā-nər How to pronounce strainer (audio) \

Medical Definition of strainer

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

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