- opencast mining,
- opening night,
- opening snap
Origin of opener
Examples from the Web for openers
He didn't like that fact and didn't like electric can openers and things like that.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Twenty-five to 30 openers prepare the scallop for market during the afternoons and evenings.A Report upon the Mollusk Fisheries of Massachusetts|Commissioners on Fisheries and Game
You see, the openers are always the same—always; and of course they know me.Parisian Points of View|Ludovic Halvy
How 'bout eatin' utensils and fryin' pans, medicine, can openers and all them things?The Blind Lion of the Congo|Elliott Whitney
The openers of gushing wounds, undaunted of soul, proceeded in the paths of the famed Getis, from the south round Kintire.
"one who opens," Old English openere, agent noun from open (v.).