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 Slice down the middle of each shrimp, place in a strainer, and rinse off. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "‘I’m proud of it’: How ‘Mama Nazy’ and her sons started Cafe Izmir 25 years ago," 6 May 2021 Let the beans drain completely in the strainer or transfer to paper towels to dry. Los Angeles Times, "How to prepare fresh fava beans for cooking," 22 Apr. 2021 Make sure to change the water in your strainer every two to three days to avoid bacteria from brewing. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, "How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden Using an Instant Pot," 12 Apr. 2021 Place peas in small strainer and dunk in boiling water 1 minute before pasta is done; drain peas. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "Nettle Pesto Bucatini With Spring Peas and Parmesan," 7 Apr. 2021 And the suction cover/hair strainer can collect hair or other gunk. Washington Post, "How can I get rid of the gunk in my whirlpool tub?," 12 Apr. 2021 Pulp tends to get stuck in the mesh strainer, so this part requires extra attention. Megan Oster, chicagotribune.com, "How to clean a juicer," 10 Apr. 2021 Strain the seeds through a mesh strainer and transfer to a bowl. BostonGlobe.com, "Make-ahead recipes for Easter brunch," 24 Mar. 2021 Pour a half-cup of water into the pot and place your strainer inside. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, "How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden Using an Instant Pot," 12 Apr. 2021

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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 18 May. 2021.

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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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