[ UK /sˈɪftɐ/ ]
  1. a household sieve (as for flour)
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How To Use sifter In A Sentence

  • Introduced on March 25, 1869, were ice cream, pie, pudding, and waffle knives; berry, egg, ice cream, nut, and, preserve spoons; large and small sugar sifters; a cream ladle, and a nutpick.
  • Thinking this might make a good sifter, she took one to the garden with her when she planted seeds.
  • When the kids arrive, they see a big tarp piled with 10 pounds of flour, bowls, scoops, and sifters.
  • The headline should promise that you, with your chipped measuring cups, twenty-year-old bakeware and a busted sifter, can throw it together in ten minutes or less.
  • I ended up with about a dozen and a half beignets, which I sprinkled with powdered sugar using my grandmother's spring-loaded flour sifter while singing Jingle Bells, and then fed them to my neighbors.
  • Sugar sifters were used to sprinkle granulated or powdered sugar liberally not only on fresh fruit but also on sweet pastries, and the cream ladle was used to add fresh or clotted cream.
  • After the clay mixture has had this mauling -- for I can call it nothing else -- the blunged compound, or slip, flows in liquid form into the sifter machines where it is strained through silk gauze or else a mesh of fine copper wire. The Story of Porcelain
  • When it's time to use it, set the sifter on top of your wheelbarrow or garden cart and shovel some compost into it.
  • Sauce ladles have occasionally been treated in a similar fashion and sometimes pierced to form sugar sifters.
  • The flour cascaded down in ribbon plumes of white instead of descending straight from a barely elevated sifter.
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