2. [syn: undoer, opener, unfastener, untier]
3. a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans);
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Opener \O"pen*er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, opens. "True opener of my eyes."
2. Specifically: A bottle opener or a can opener; as, you
need an opener to get the cap off.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the first event in a series; "she played Chopin for her
opener"; "the season's opener was a game against the
2: a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens; "children are
talented undoers of their shoelaces" [syn: undoer,
opener, unfastener, untier]
3: a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "opener":
bottle opener, can opener, church key, clavis, coming out,
corkscrew, curtain raiser, debut, embarkation, embarkment,
first appearance, floating, flotation, inaugural address,
inauguration, induction, initiation, installation, installment,
introduction, key, latchkey, latchstring, launching, maiden speech,
master key, open sesame, passkey, preliminary, skeleton key,
tin opener, unveiling