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
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Examples from the Web for tea-maker

Historical Examples of tea-maker

  • Florence now with a quick sigh resumed her duties as tea-maker.

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

  • 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 waterAlso called (esp Brit): infuser, tea egg
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