strainer


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strainer
tea strainer

strain·er

 (strā′nər)
n.
1. One that strains, as a device used to separate liquids from solids.
2. A standing or fallen tree whose branches are partly submerged in a fast-flowing river, presenting a hazard to navigation or to swimmers.
3. An apparatus for tightening, stretching, or strengthening.

strainer

(ˈstreɪnə)
n
1. (Cookery) a sieve used for straining sauces, vegetables, tea, etc
2. (Tools) a gauze or simple filter used to strain liquids
3. (Tools) Austral and NZ a self-locking device or a tool for tightening fencing wire
4. (Building) Austral and NZ the main post in a wire fence, often diagonally braced

strain•er

(ˈstreɪ nər)

n.
1. one that strains.
2. a filter or sieve for straining liquids.
3. a device for stretching or tightening.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strainer - a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass throughstrainer - a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through
colander, cullender - bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods
filter - device that removes something from whatever passes through it
sieve, screen - a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
tea-strainer - a device to keep back tea leaves when pouring a cup of tea

strainer

noun sieve, filter, colander, riddle, sifter a tea strainer
Translations
مِصْفاه
cedník
=-filterfiltersi
sía
cedilo

strainer

[ˈstreɪnəʳ] N (Culin) → colador m (Tech) → filtro m, coladero m

strainer

[ˈstreɪnər] npassoire f
a tea strainer → une passoire à thé

strainer

n
(Cook) → Sieb nt
(Tech) → Filter m

strainer

[ˈstreɪnəʳ] n (Culin) → passino, colino

strain1

(strein) verb
1. to exert oneself or a part of the body to the greatest possible extent. They strained at the door, trying to pull it open; He strained to reach the rope.
2. to injure (a muscle etc) through too much use, exertion etc. He has strained a muscle in his leg; You'll strain your eyes by reading in such a poor light.
3. to force or stretch (too far). The constant interruptions were straining his patience.
4. to put (eg a mixture) through a sieve etc in order to separate solid matter from liquid. She strained the coffee.
noun
1. force exerted; Can nylon ropes take more strain than the old kind of rope?.
2. (something, eg too much work etc, that causes) a state of anxiety and fatigue. The strain of nursing her dying husband was too much for her; to suffer from strain.
3. (an) injury especially to a muscle caused by too much exertion. muscular strain.
4. too great a demand. These constant delays are a strain on our patience.
strained adjective
(of a person's manner, behaviour etc) not natural, easy or relaxed. a strained smile.
ˈstrainer noun
a sieve or other utensil for separating solids from liquids. a coffee-/tea-strainer.
strain off
to remove (liquid) from eg vegetables by using a sieve etc. When the potatoes were cooked, she strained off the water.

strainer

n. colador, coladera.
References in classic literature ?
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.
He curdled half the milk and set it aside in wicker strainers, but the other half he poured into bowls that he might drink it for his supper.
They trudged onwards with slanted bodies through the flossy fields, keeping as well as they could in the shelter of hedges, which, however, acted as strainers rather than screens.
207-210) But these sons whom be begot himself great Heaven used to call Titans (Strainers) in reproach, for he said that they strained and did presumptuously a fearful deed, and that vengeance for it would come afterwards.
Pass through a jelly strainer, then set aside the juice.
Place a medium-mesh wire strainer on the wax paper and transfer the rub mixture to the strainer.
This practical clip-on strainer is easy to use and store as it's a quarter of the size of a traditional strainer.
To more easily examine microbiology liquids, a strainer could be used to filter out any large particles that do not need to be examined.
The new RotoFlex[TM] resource recovery strainer is one of the latest developments from Kadant Solutions.
Well, my wife and I had lost our grinder and strainer in a previous move.
Enclosing the head is a stationary filter element called a "strainer tube." When contaminated melt from an entry port flows into the cylindrical space between the rotating head and the strainer tube, the knives capture the contaminant while the contaminant-free melt moves through the strainer into flow channels that lead to an exit port.
The other arm begins a three-step machine tending and assembly task by placing a strainer into a fixture and ensuring proper part orientation.