• (GA) IPA: /ˈstɹeɪnɚ/

strainer (plural strainers)

  1. 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.
    Synonyms: sile
  2. 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.
  3. One who strains.

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