One that strains, as a device used to separate liquids from solids.
A person or thing that strains; specif., a device for straining, sifting, or filtering; sieve, filter, colander, etc.
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.
An apparatus for tightening, stretching, or strengthening.
Strainer Sentence Examples
When this is reached the wine is drawn from the lagar over a strainer or some similar arrangement into vats yielding from five to thirty pipes.
One has suggested, that if such a "leach-hole" should be found, its connection with the meadow, if any existed, might be proved by conveying some colored powder or sawdust to the mouth of the hole, and then putting a strainer over the spring in the meadow, which would catch some of the particles carried through by the current.
The amalgam is dipped out from the bowl into a canvas bag (the strainer), to separate the excess of the quicksilver from the pasty amalgam, which is then retorted and melted.
Do you need a strainer or a frying pan?
Fruit and Vegetable Strainer: The fruit and vegetable strainer works with the food grinder to strain vegetables or make fruit puree.