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tea maker

a perforated, spoonlike object used as a tea strainer and having a hinged, convex lid.
Origin of tea maker
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for tea-maker
Historical Examples
  • Florence now with a quick sigh resumed her duties as tea-maker.

    The Time of Roses

    L. T. Meade
  • On Sunday morning the tea-maker starts with a clean pot and a clean record.

    The Little Tea Book Arthur Gray
  • Mrs. Nightingale moves round behind the tea-maker, and comes full-face in front of her guest.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • Phœbe thought a repetition of the dinner-table offence would be best obviated by taking her place as tea-maker at once.

    Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Hester began to perform the duties of tea-maker in a rather abstracted manner.

British Dictionary definitions for tea-maker


a device with perforations used to infuse tea in a cup of boiling water Also called (esp Brit) infuser, tea egg
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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