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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A device for withholding foreign matter from a flowing liquid or gas; a sieve.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.