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noun as in colander

Strong match

noun as in sieve

Strongest match

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Example Sentences

The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.

To remove any foreign material from the flour and at the same time make it light, a flour sifter is required.

"A miner's a man who digs gold up and washes it in a cinder-sifter," explained Stanley.

"Dig up some sand, pard, and fling it into the cinder-sifter while I write out the caution in blue pencil," said Stanley.

In this formula the possible boy or girl is coaxed out by the promise of a bow or a meal-sifter to the one who can get it first.

Among the Cherokees it is common, in asking about the sex of a new arrival, to inquire, Is it a bow or a sifter?


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sifter, such as: utensil, and bowl-shaped sieve.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.