verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an artificial watercourse, as a ditch or trench.
- a natural watercourse modified to increase its flow of water.
- to become worthless or profitless.
- to go out of existence; disappear.
Origin of drain
Examples from the Web for drainer
The sink has a shelf underneath to hold the dishpan and drainer.Remodeled Farmhouses|Mary H. Northend
Exceptional cases of this nature must be carefully sought for by the drainer.Farm drainage|Henry Flagg French
The pipes leading to and from the drainer should empty into an open sink where it can be seen.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
When this happens, they put it into a drainer with holes, and apply a weight.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor|George Dadd
When sufficiently steeped, take each one on a cake turner and lay it on a drainer.Choice Cookery|Catherine Owen
British Dictionary definitions for drainer (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for drainer (2 of 2)
Derived Formsdrainable, adjective
Word Origin for drain
Medicine definitions for drainer
Idioms and Phrases with drainer
see brain drain; down the drain.