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strainer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strainer  \Strain"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  strains. 
 
  2.  That  through  which  any  liquid  is  passed  for  purification 
  or  to  separate  it  from  solid  matter;  anything  as  a  screen 
  or  a  cloth,  used  to  strain  a  liquid;  a  device  of  the 
  character  of  a  sieve  or  of  a  filter;  specifically,  an 
  openwork  or  perforated  screen,  as  for  the  end  of  the 
  suction  pipe  of  a  pump,  to  prevent  large  solid  bodies  from 
  entering  with  a  liquid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  strainer 
  n  :  a  device  to  retain  larger  pieces  while  smaller  pieces  and 
  liquids  pass  through 




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