Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something that stains.
  • n. One who stains or tarnishes.
  • n. A workman who applies a stain to wood, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who stains or tarnishes.
  • n. A workman who stains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which stains, blots, or tarnishes.
  • n. One who stains or colors; especially, in the trades, a workman whose employment is staining wood, etc. See paper-stainer.
  • n. A tincture or coloring matter used in staining.
  • n. An insect that causes stains, as the cotton-stainer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a worker who stains (wood or fabric)

Etymologies

to stain + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Make sure you use a stainer as you are adding the cold mix just in case any lumps are left.

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  • This seasonal adaptation of a traditional manchamanteles -- "tablecloth stainer" -- uses the fall season's apples and pears instead of the usual pineapple; sweet potatoes instead of plantains; prunes instead of summer's tomatoes; and hazelnuts instead of almonds.

    Winter Fruit Mole with Hazelnuts: Manchamanteles con Avellanas

  • Pastel on wove paper, originally mounted on a stainer

    Childhood

  • So either Brown is crazy and has some abandonment issue where he has to leave his team every two years or Joe Dumars and the Pistons are high on some kind of wood stainer.

    Adam McKay: Musings From Atop America

  • Put some confectioners' sugar in a tea stainer and sift enough over the top of the cake to evenly cover it with a fine dusting.

    Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

  • The notebooks of John Sadler, the Liverpool printer, hint at his relationship with the liberal and dissenting social circles in that city, they contain instructions to prepare red and purple cloth, and the address of William Peckitt, a glass painter-stainer based in York. 10 Did these notations relate to Sadler's experiments with transfer printing onto ceramics and their later manufacture?

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • As both a glass-painter and a glass-stainer, Peckitt used color in different ways to create designs. reference The glass base or substrate could be clear or colored; other, different-colored glasses could be fired onto it.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • William Peckitt worked as a glass painter-stainer in York.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Four jobs you've had in your life: sander/stainer of garden furniture; stud groom; lecturer in communications; bookseller

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  • The advantages of the latter are that the stainer can achieve a variety of patterns and textures, the end result looking like art stone—-alabaster or marble or simply a variety of mottled, sponged effects.

    Archive 2007-03-01

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