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- n. A frame or rack for allowing washed crockery etc to dry naturally
- n. A person who explores drains, tunnels, and/or sewers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, drains.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who drains; one who constructs channels for draining land: as, a ditcher and drainer.
- n. A natural or artificial channel by which drainage is effected.
- n. A vessel or bag in which moist substances are put to drain.
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After having been thoroughly stirred for a while, the stock is run into what is called a drainer, where it is allowed to stand for several hours to drain off as much water as possible.
~ -- Place them above a kettle of boiling water, in a kind of drainer made for that purpose, and adapted to the kettle.
When the painfully named Retro Girl winds up dead, Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim bring in their prime suspect and interrogate him under a “drainer” — a vent-shaped machine that emits superpower-draining light.
(I suppose if you wanted more height I could have gone with this over-the-sink dish drainer: [www. cooking.com])
He bought a toaster— $29.95—a dish drainer, a nonstick set of fry pans, a couple of spatulas, and a laundry basket.
There was a dish drainer with a few clean dishes sitting in it—a single plate, a single glass, a single set of eating utensils.
He put the binoculars down in the dish drainer, walked outside, down to the pond's edge, and threw rocks at it.
Sun shown evenly on the remnants of his breakfast dishes, which were upside down in the plastic drainer.
In the past decade work has gone from being a source for self-esteem to being a self-esteem drainer.
I searched for almost a year for a two-tier vertical dish drainer but finally found one.