strainer

noun strain·er \ ˈstrā-nər \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of strainer

14th century


STRAINER Defined for English Language Learners

strainer

noun

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

strainer

noun strain·er \ ˈstrā-nər \

Definition of strainer for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

strainer

noun strain·er \ ˈstrā-nər \

medical Definition of strainer

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


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