Definition of Drainer

1. n. One who, or that which, drains.

Definition of Drainer

1. Noun. A frame or rack for allowing washed crockery etc to dry naturally ¹

2. Noun. A person who explores drains, tunnels, and/or sewers ¹

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Definition of Drainer

1. one that drains [n -S] - See also: drains

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drainer

drainage area
drainage basin
drainage basins
drainage ditch
drainage pipe
drainage system
drainage tube
drainer (current term)
draining board
draining boards

Literary usage of Drainer

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

1. Modern Plumbing Illustrated: A Comprehensive and Thoroughly Practical Work by Robert Macy Starbuck (1922)
"THE CELLAR drainer When the house drain is run overhead, it is clear that the cellar and subsoil drainage cannot be disposed of by gravity in the ordinary ..."

2. Practical Sheet Metal Work and Demonstrated Patterns: A Comprehensive Treatise by John Henry Teschmacher (1911)
"In the drainer c small perforations are made with a %-inch hollow punch. ... Around the drainer c bend down % mcn a^ around to stiffen the edges. ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"... and a steam dredge from England, which has not been lately used, did much towards enabling the Aral to again become an efficient drainer of the ..."

4. Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London: Vol. I-XLIX, for the Year by Obstetrical Society of London (1869)
"Dr. RASCH also exhibited a Vaginal drainer, which he had contrived to prevent the wetting of the bed while injecting the vagina. ..."

5. The Correspondence of the Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart.: With by John Sinclair (1831)
"MR JOSEPH ELKINGTON, THE CELEBRATED drainer. Among the great discoveries which the Board of Agriculture was the means of bringing to light, those made by a ..."

6. Farm Drainage: The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with by Henry Flagg French (1859)
"Nature a Deep drainer.—Over-draining of Peaty Soils.—Lincolnshire Fens; Visit to them in 1857.—56 Bushels of Wheat to the Acre. ..."

7. Sheet-metal Work: A Manual of Practical Self-instruction in the Art of by William Neubecker, American Technical Society (1917)
"Fig. 19. Our first problem is shown in Fig. 19, and is known as a sink drainer. It is often the case that the trap under the kitchen sink ..."

8. The New Housekeeping: Efficiency Studies in Home Management by Christine Frederick (1913)
"... Long-handled Dust-pan Prevents Stooping (1) Dish drainer Allows Dishes to Dry Themselves (3) Stationary Egg-beater Prevents Waste Motion (5) Hot Mangle ..."

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