door opener

or door-o·pener

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. door check,
  2. door furniture,
  3. door handle,
  4. door jack,
  5. door money,
  6. door peninsula,
  7. door prize,
  8. door to door,
  9. door-key child,
  10. door-to-door

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Examples from the Web for door opener

  • 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
  • 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
  • His habit of entering houses for this purpose, uninvited, earned him the nickname Θυρεπανοίκτης (“Door-opener”).