Synonyms of strainer
filterA filter is a device through which a substance is passed when it is being filtered.
• a paper coffee filter
riddleA riddle is a puzzle or joke in which you ask a question that seems to be nonsense but which has a clever or amusing answer.
sieveA sieve is a tool used for separating solids from liquids or larger pieces of something from smaller pieces. It consists of a metal or plastic ring with a wire or plastic net underneath, which the liquid or smaller pieces pass through.
• Press the raspberries through a fine sieve to form a puree.
Thesaurus for strainer from the Collins English Thesaurus
a sieve used for straining sauces, vegetables, tea, etc