opener

noun open·er \ ˈōp-nər , ˈō-pə- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of opener

: one that opens
  • a bottle opener
: such as
a openers 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
: to begin with

Examples of opener in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of opener

15th century



OPENER Defined for English Language Learners

opener

noun

Definition of opener for English Language Learners

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

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


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