opener Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"opener" in British English

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openernoun

uk   /ˈəʊ.pən.ər/  us   /ˈoʊ.pən.ɚ/
bottle, can, tin, etc. opener [C] a ​device for ​openingclosedcontainers
for openers informal first: Just for openers, I'd like to ​ask a ​question.
(Definition of opener from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opener" in American English

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openernoun [C]

 us   /ˈoʊ·pə·nər/

opener noun [C] (POSITIONER FOR ACCESS)

a ​device for ​openingclosedcontainers: a ​bottle/can opener

opener noun [C] (BEGINNING)

infml the first in a ​series of competitions or ​items: The ​teamplayedtheirseason opener a ​couple of ​nights ago.
(Definition of opener from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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