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opener

[ oh-puh-ner ]
/ ˈoʊ pə nər /
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noun
a person or thing that opens.
a device for opening sealed containers: can opener.
the first of several theatrical numbers, variety acts, sports events, etc.: a humorous monologue as an opener.
openers, Poker. cards in a hand, as a pair of jacks or better, that according to a given standard are worth enough to enable the holder to make the first bet of a deal.
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Idioms about opener

    for openers, as an initially stated reason or argument; at the outset; to begin with: Well, for openers, I don't have the money.

Origin of opener

First recorded in 1540–50; open + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM opener

self-o·pen·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for opener

opener
/ (ˈəʊpənə) /

noun
an instrument used to open sealed containers such as tins or bottlesa bottle opener
a person who opens, esp the player who makes the first bid or play
the first or opening section or episode in a series
US the first song, act, etc, in a variety show
(plural) a start; beginning (esp in the phrase for openers)
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