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Meaning of STRAINER

Pronunciation:  'streynur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through
 

STRAINER is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: colander, cullender, filter, screen, sieve, tea-strainer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strain"er\, n.
1. One who strains.

2. That through which any liquid is passed for purification
   or to separate it from solid matter; anything, as a screen
   or a cloth, used to strain a liquid; a device of the
   character of a sieve or of a filter; specifically, an
   openwork or perforated screen, as for the end of the
   suction pipe of a pump, to prevent large solid bodies from
   entering with a liquid.

 

 

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