Definition of Strainer

1. Noun. A filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through.

Specialized synonyms: Colander, Cullender, Screen, Sieve, Tea-strainer
Generic synonyms: Filter
Derivative terms: Strain, Strain



Definition of Strainer

1. n. One who strains.

Definition of Strainer

1. Noun. A device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter; anything (including a screen or a cloth) used to strain a liquid; any device functioning as a sieve or filter - in special, a perforated screen or openwork (usually at the end of a suction pipe of a pump), used to prevent solid bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flowline. ¹

2. Noun. One who strains. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strainer

1. a utensil used to separate liquids from solids [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strainer

straik
straiked
straiking
straiks
strain
strain burst
strain energy
strain gage
strain gauge
strain gauges
strainable
strainably
strained
strained silicon
strainer (current term)
strainer vine
strainers
strainful
straining
straining beam
straining beams
strainings
strainmeter
strainmeters
strainometer
strainometers
strains
straint
straintronics

Literary usage of Strainer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"Stand the strainer with the back toward the magic lantern, on the bottom edge, ... Draw a vertical charcoal mark on the back of the strainer through the ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1854)
"His strainer may also be applied advantageously to hand paper machines. ... A patent was obtained for a paper-pulp strainer by Mr. Joseph Amies, of Loose, ..."

3. Bacteria in Relation to Country Life by Jacob Goodale Lipman (1908)
"Milk-strainer.—The milk-strainer is often another prolific source of bacteria in milk. Apart from the dust particles that fall on the strainer from the air ..."

4. Debris Impact On Emergency Coolant Recirculation: Workshop Proceedings by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"A design currently available utilises a motor-driven rotating brush and plow assembly to clean the end disk of a strainer element. ..."

5. Bacteria in Relation to Country Life by Jacob Goodale Lipman (1908)
"Milk-strainer.—The milk-strainer is often another prolific source of bacteria in milk. Apart from the dust particles that fall on the strainer from the air ..."

6. Milk by Paul Gustav Heinemann (1919)
"Without strainer 890 204 M With strainer 1210 240 52 The strainer in these ... Liquefying. vnr)i / Without strainer 1160 200 150 North 1 With strainer 890 ..."

7. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1917)
"strainer FOR GAS MAINS. F. DOOLING, THE EAST OHIO GAS COMPANY, CLEVELAND, OHIO. ... In this case Mr. Dooling used an old gate valve body for a strainer by ..."

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