Definition of opener
: 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
: to begin with
Examples of opener in a Sentence
The album's opener is a slow love song.
Recent Examples of opener from the Web
The Blazers begin fall practice on July 31 and host Alabama A&M on Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in its season opener.
Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (3-6, 4.86 ERA) faces RHP Adam Wainwright (10-5, 5.20) and the visiting Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series Monday night.
With the premiere of The Bold Type just around the corner, Freeform has blessed the world with a new clip from the two-hour opener.
Jay-Z has announced a three-month North American tour in support of 4:44 starting in October and, child labor laws be damned, Blue Ivy had better be the opener.
But the day before the regular-season opener with the Asheville Tourists in the Colorado Rockies minor league system, in a simulated game, the former San Diego Section CIF player of the year from Poway broke his left hand taking a swing.
Markkanen will make his Bulls debut Saturday in the summer-league opener against the Mavericks in Las Vegas.
Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki high fives teammates before the start of the Miami Marlins’ home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on April 11, 2017.
Each veteran received a welcome package with everything from can openers and spatulas to bath towels and oven mitts.
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First Known Use of 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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