church key

noun

Definition of church key

: an implement with a triangular pointed head at one end for piercing the tops of cans and often with a rounded head at the other end for opening bottles

First Known Use of church key

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Church key.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20key. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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