ETYM Latin colans, -antis, p. pr. of colare to filter, to strain, from colum a strainer. Related to Cullis, Culvert.
Bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods in; SYN. cullender.
Archaic variant of COLANDER.
ETYM French filtre, the same word as feutre felt, Late Lat. filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool, this being used for straining liquors. Related to Feuter.
(Homonym: philter, philtre).
1. Alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it.
2. Removes something from whatever passes through it.
A coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans.
A device to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through.
A clothes dryer consisting of two roles between which the wet clothes are squeezed.