Definitions for openerˈoʊ pə nər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opener(noun)

    the first event in a series

    "she played Chopin for her opener"; "the season's opener was a game against the Yankees"

  2. undoer, opener, unfastener, untier(noun)

    a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens

    "children are talented undoers of their shoelaces"

  3. opener(noun)

    a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)

GCIDE

  1. Opener(n.)

    Specifically: A bottle opener or a can opener; as, you need an opener to get the cap off.

Wiktionary

  1. opener(Noun)

    A device that opens something; specifically a tin-opener/can-opener, or a bottle opener.

  2. opener(Noun)

    The player who starts the betting.

  3. opener(Noun)

    (in plural openers) Cards of sufficient value to enable a player to open the betting.

  4. opener(Noun)

    The first act in a variety show.

  5. opener(Noun)

    A batsman who normally plays in the first two positions of an innings.

  6. opener(Noun)

    The first in a series of events, items etc.; the first remark or sentence of a conversation.

  7. opener(Noun)

    The first game played in a competition

  8. opener(Noun)

    The first goal or point scored.

  9. Origin: From open + -er.

Editors Contribution

  1. opener

    A type of device and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles, used to open an item according to the product description and design.

    We have a bottle opener and a can opener that we use regularly.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. LaSonya Grant:

    A child is like a can opener, You can open their minds with knowledge

  2. Larry Wright:

    If Darwin's theory of evolution was correct, cats would be able to operate a can opener by now.

  3. Edwin Sabuhoro:

    One old man looked at me and said, 'Your kids are starving to death. Would you poach to feed your family?' it was an eye-opener for me.

  4. Martin Smith:

    Their compatriots included such beasts as Wiwaxia, a slug covered in leaf-like scales and towering spines; Anomalocaris, resembling a cross between a lobster and a can-opener; Nectocaris, a boggle-eyed two-armed squid, and Opabinia, which looks like a shrimp that swallowed a vacuum cleaner.

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