can opener

noun

Definition of can opener

chiefly US
:a device that is used in the kitchen to open cans of food

Word by Word Definitions

can play
  1. : know, understand

  2. : to be able to do, make, or accomplish

  3. : to have knowledge or skill

  1. : a usually cylindrical receptacle:

  2. : a vessel for holding liquids

  3. : a usually metal typically cylindrical receptacle usually with an open top, often with a removable cover, and sometimes with a spout or side handles (as for holding liquid or trash)

  1. : to put in a can : preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

  2. : to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

  3. : to hit (a shot) in basketball

opener play
  1. : one that opens : such as

  2. : cards of sufficient value for a player to open the betting in a poker game

  3. : the first item, contest, or event of a series


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