noun. a household sieve (as for flour).
Example sentences of the word sifter
1. Noun, singular or mass
Move the soil around on the sifter screen with a garden spade to help separate the dirt from the rocks.
2. Verb, base form
You can do this in steps by sifting the flour once alone to loosen it up and then run it through the sieve or sifter a second time with the addition of the other dry ingredients.