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strainer

1. a gauze or simple filter used to strain liquids
2. Austral and NZ a self-locking device or a tool for tightening fencing wire

strainer

[′strān·ər]
(engineering)
A porous or screen medium used ahead of equipment to filter out harmful solid objects and particles from a fluid stream; used for example, in river-water intakes for process plants or to remove decomposition products from the circulating fluid in a hydraulic system.

strainer

A device for withholding foreign matter from a flowing liquid or gas; a sieve.
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