Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a worker who stains (wood or fabric)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to stain + -er.

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Christmas and a cup of champurrado | Homesick Texan

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • 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.

    Happy Birthday Grace!

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-02-01

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