Strainer meaning

strā'nər
One that strains, as a device used to separate liquids from solids.
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A person or thing that strains; specif., a device for straining, sifting, or filtering; sieve, filter, colander, etc.
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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.
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One who strains.
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An apparatus for tightening, stretching, or strengthening.
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