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Definition of "opener" []

  • One that opens, especially a device used to cut open cans or pry up bottle caps. (noun)
  • Games The player who starts the betting in cards. (noun)
  • Games Cards of sufficient value to enable the holder to open the betting. (noun)
  • The first act in a theatrical variety show. (noun)
  • Sports The first game in a series. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "opener" in a sentence
  • "The electric tin opener is the worst household gadget invented, according to a new poll."
  • "The term opener involves interpretation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, which provides federal funding so local school boards can provide disabled children with a "free appropriate public education.""
  • "Firearms deer opener is still 2-months away for Michigan (November 15)."