strainer

Definitions of strainer
  1. noun
    a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through
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    colander, cullender
    bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods
    screen, sieve
    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
    riddle
    a coarse sieve (as for gravel)
    sifter
    a household sieve (as for flour)
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    filter
    device that removes something from whatever passes through it
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