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

Examples of strainer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pour the puree through a fine wire mesh strainer, using a rubber spatula to help push it through, leaving behind excess seeds. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "A steak salad with strawberry, celery and feta; and roasted strawberry granita," 14 May 2020 Pass the strawberry mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Lamb Chops with Mint Strawberry Sauce," 6 May 2020 Process until smooth, then pass through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or large measuring cup, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "Zesty, crispy, saucy chilaquiles are the answer to your nachos craving," 28 Oct. 2019 This strainer is as wide as most standard mugs, so dropping in a few leaves is no balancing act. Meryl Rothstein, Bon Appétit, "This Tea Strainer Made Me a Loose Leaf Convert," 3 Mar. 2020 Process until smooth, then pass through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or large measuring cup, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "Zesty, crispy, saucy chilaquiles are the answer to your nachos craving," 28 Oct. 2019 Process until smooth, then pass through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or large measuring cup, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Becky Krystal, chicagotribune.com, "Zesty, crispy, saucy chilaquiles are the answer to your nachos craving," 17 Oct. 2019 Process until smooth, then pass through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or large measuring cup, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Zesty, crispy, saucy chilaquiles are the answer to your nachos-for-dinner (or breakfast) craving," 16 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, set a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl. BostonGlobe.com, "Colombian Braised Beef (Posta Negra)," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of strainer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Strainer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strainer. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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strainer

noun
How to pronounce strainer (audio)

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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