church key


noun Slang.

a small metal can opener having a sharp triangular pointed end for punching holes in the top of a beverage can, as of beer.

Nearby words

  1. church commissioners,
  2. church council,
  3. church expectant,
  4. church father,
  5. church invisible,
  6. church militant,
  7. church mode,
  8. church of christ, scientist,
  9. church of england,
  10. church of god

Origin of church key

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for church key

church key

noun

US a device with a triangular point at one end for making holes in the tops of cans
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