Definition of strainer
: one that strains: such asa : a device (such as a sieve) to retain solid pieces while a liquid passes throughb : any of various devices for stretching or tightening something
Recent Examples of strainer from the Web
Meanwhile, grate the 1-inch piece of ginger into a small fine-mesh strainer set over a small bowl.
Pour through a wire-mesh strainer, pressing with the back of a spoon; discard pulp and seeds.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer and chill until ready to serve.
Note: To blanch the mustard seeds, place them in a small fine-mesh strainer.
Place thawed raspberries in syrup in strainer over small mixing bowl to drain, reserve liquid syrup for later use.
Sean Corbett of Chandler, Arizona had his most recent driver's license photo made wearing a pasta strainer on his head.
The woman’s family found her body caught in what is called a strainer, an area of brush and debris that can trap a swimmer underwater.
Ladle the cooled shrub mixture scoop by scoop into the strainer, pressing on the solids so the liquids are captured in the bowl below.
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First Known Use of strainer
STRAINER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of strainer for English Language Learners
: a kitchen device that has many small holes and that is used to hold back solid pieces while a liquid passes through
STRAINER Defined for Kids
Definition of strainer for Students
: a device (as a screen, sieve, or filter) to hold back solid pieces while a liquid passes through
Medical Definition of strainer
: a device (as a sieve) to retain solid pieces while a liquid passes through
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