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can opener

noun [C]  /ˈkæn ˌoʊ·pə·nər/ us  
a device for opening metal cans, esp. cans of food
Translations of “can opener”
in Korean 깡통 따개…
in Arabic فَتّاحة…
in Portuguese abridor de latas…
in Catalan obrellaunes…
in Japanese 缶切り…
in Italian apriscatole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開罐器,罐頭刀…
in Russian консервный нож…
in Turkish konserve açacağı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开罐器,罐头刀…
in Polish otwieracz do puszek…
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