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STRAINER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does strainer mean? 

STRAINER (noun)
  The noun STRAINER has 1 sense:

1. a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through

  Familiarity information: STRAINER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRAINER (noun)


Sense 1strainer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("strainer" is a kind of...):

filter (device that removes something from whatever passes through it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "strainer"):

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)


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