a mechanism that automatically opens a door, as of a garage, when actuated by a radio transmitter, electric eye, or other device.
Informal. something that is effective in leading to opportunity or success: Sales experience can be a door opener for young executives.
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How to use door opener in a sentence
Depending on the location of your garage, even a well-functioning garage door opener can disturb sleeping babies, guests, or family members if the garage is near a bedroom.
Nowadays, nearly everything comes in a smart version, including garage door openers.
The best garage door opener should work so well that you forget it’s even there.
A garage door opener shouldn’t hesitate to lift a standard-size garage door.
Wall-mounted garage door openers are quiet and take up less space, but they’re not as strong as the other types.
There was a sort of door-opener or verger at the entrance, and I said to him: "What is the meaning of all this?"A Book of Ghosts | Sabine Baring-Gould
But a light had broken over the crass face of the elderly door-opener.Some Persons Unknown | E. W. Hornung
His habit of entering houses for this purpose, uninvited, earned him the nickname Θυρεπανοίκτης (“Door-opener”).
An Austrian officer is gaudier than the door-opener of a London cafe or the porter of a Paris hotel.Europe Revised | Irvin S. Cobb