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Princeton's WordNet

  1. can opener, tin openernoun

    a device for cutting cans open

Wiktionary

  1. can openernoun

    A device used to open tin cans, usually by slicing the lid off.

  2. can openernoun

    A shoulder hit to the chest, usually accomplished while moving from a crouched to a standing position.

Wikipedia

  1. Can opener

    A can opener (in North American English and Australian English) or tin opener (used in British English) is a mechanical device used to open tin cans (metal cans). Although preservation of food using tin cans had been practiced since at least 1772 in the Netherlands, the first can openers were not patented until 1855 in England and 1858 in the United States. These early openers were basically variations of a knife, though the 1855 design continues to be produced. The first can opener, consisting of the now familiar sharp rotating cutting wheel that runs round the can's rim to cut open the lid, was invented in 1870, but was considered very difficult to operate for the ordinary consumer. A successful design came out in 1925 when a second, serrated wheel was added to hold the cutting wheel on the rim of the can. This easy-to-use design has become one of the most popular can opener models. Around the time of World War II, several can openers were developed for military use, such as the American P-38 and P-51. These featured a robust and compact design with a pull cutting blade hinged to a corrugated handle with a pivot. Electric can openers were introduced in the late 1950s and met with success. The development of new can opener types continues with a recent redesign of a side-cutting model.

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  1. can opener

    A can opener is a hand-held or electric device used to open metal cans by cutting through the lid or the encircling rim. This kitchen tool generally consists of a sharp cutting wheel and a handle. Some modern varieties may also include a cap opener or additional features suited to opening various types of containers.

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  1. Can opener

    A can opener or tin opener is a device used to open tin cans. Although preservation of food using tin cans had been practiced since at least 1772 in the Netherlands, the first can openers were patented only in 1855 in England and in 1858 in the United States. Those openers were basically variations of a knife, and the 1855 design continues to be produced. The first can opener consisting of the now familiar sharp rotating cutting wheel, which travels around the can's ring slicing open the lid, was invented in 1870 but people found it difficult to operate. A breakthrough came in 1925 when a second, serrated wheel was added to hold the cutting wheel on the ring of the can. This easy to use design has become one of the most popular can opener models. Around the time of World War II, several can openers were developed for military use, such as the American P-38 and P-51. These featured a robust and simple design where a folding cutting blade and absence of a handle significantly reduced the opener size. Electric can openers were introduced in the late 1950s and met with success. The development of new can opener types continues with the recent addition of a side-cutting model.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of can opener in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of can opener in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of can opener in a Sentence

  1. Fort Worth:

    We saw the the tornado drop out of the sky, this was crazy. It completely looks like a can opener opened this truck right in front of me.

  2. Larry Wright:

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

  3. 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.

  4. LaSonya Grant:

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


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