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sifter

[sif-ter] /ˈsɪf tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that sifts.
2.
a kitchen implement for sifting:
a flour sifter.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; sift + -er1
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Examples from the web for sifter
  • Almost any container with a wire-mesh screen bottom will serve as a sifter.
  • We will construct a prototype electrically operated sifter having a series of stacked screens of appropriate mesh sizes.
  • The bottom of the mill that houses the reel-type sifter was removed.
  • Pour the contents from the paper plate into the sifter with the medium mesh.
  • The large cube shaped machine was called a swing sifter.
  • Bin and sifter styles, materials, and capacity are tailored to meet the specific needs of each site.
Word Origin and History for sifter
n.

1570s, agent noun from sift (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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