Related formsself-o·pen·er, noun
Examples from the Web for opener
Opener “Always in My Head” was a dreamy lost-love song with a chiming, circular guitar line—the perfect slow dance for Prom 2014.Why Is It Cool to Hate Coldplay? A First Listen of New Album ‘Ghost Stories’|Andrew Romano|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I see them beating us 17—13 in our opener in Milwaukee in 1961.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win|W.C. Heinz|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in its opener, little seemed to improve as it played out a dull, frustrating tie with an uninspiring Uruguay side.
It was heartbreak for the Swiss, who conquered Spain in their opener, but Chile guaranteed its place in the last 16.
By and by they came to an opener place, where there were many red field-lilies tilting in the wind.Dr. Breen's Practice|William Dean Howells
The sealer that seals our cans will also open them for us, so it becomes our winter can opener.Every Step in Canning|Grace Viall Gray
The cotton, as it comes from the opener and the scutcher, is much cleaner and 46 more attractive.The Fabric of Civilization|Anonymous
The ordinary safe is turned upside down and the bottom or back is cut out with a tool they call a can opener.Practical Instruction for Detectives|Emmerson W. Manning
If these agree, the amount is signed for by the opener or stamped with an initial stamp, and the envelope is also initialed.How Department Stores Are Carried On|W. B. Phillips