opener

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noun open·er \ˈōp-nər, ˈō-pə-\

Definition of opener

  1. :  one that opens a bottle opener: such asa openers plural :  cards of sufficient value for a player to open the betting in a poker gameb :  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.

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First Known Use of opener

15th century




OPENER Defined for English Language Learners

opener

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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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