An attendant in a church who opens the pew-doors for the congregation.(noun)
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Use "pew-opener" in a sentence
"Yet, such was her dread of his austerity and the arrogance of his reproaches, that, by choice, she would have preferred an habitation with her own pensioner, the pew-opener, to the grandest apartment in Delvile Castle while he continued its lord."
"The clergyman now began to enquire of the pew-opener, what she knew of the woman, who she was, and how she had got into the church?"
"She could recollect, however, one only thing that had escaped her vigilance, which was acquainting the pew-opener, and two or three other poor women who had weekly pensions from her, that they must, at least for the present, depend no longer upon her assistance."