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opener

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noun open·er \ˈōp-nər, ˈō-pə-\

Simple Definition of opener

  • : a tool, device, or machine that is used to open something

  • : the first game, performance, etc., in a series

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of opener

  1. :  one that opens <a bottle opener>: as a plural :  cards of sufficient value for a player to open the betting in a poker game b :  the first item, contest, or event of a series

for openers

  1. :  to begin with

Examples of opener in a sentence

  1. The album's opener is a slow love song.



15th Century

First Known Use of opener

15th century



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