[ US /ˈoʊpənɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊpənɐ/ ]
  1. the first event in a series
    the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
    she played Chopin for her opener
  2. a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    children are talented undoers of their shoelaces
  3. a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)
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How To Use opener In A Sentence

  • Adele brushes her perfectly manicured fingertips atop the cold, smooth metal of the letter opener.
  • I've had one letter opener seized, two Swiss army knives.
  • The national anthem at last week's home opener at Fenway Park — performed by a Boston Pops contingent — included the now de rigueur obbligato of a military jet flyover. Flams and drags
  • The transformation of remote control of hydraulic clay guns and taphole openers were summarized in this paper.
  • The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever seen that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. "Come on, buddy, let's go. You get past me, the guy in the back of me, he's got a spoon. Back off, I've got the toe clippers right here". Jerry Seinfeld 
  • This shopping trip was a real eyeopener. The Sun
  • The reeds and trumpets sounded a little muddy and unfocused on the opener, Bake. Times, Sunday Times
  • My favorite fishing knife is a yellow handle Case XX with a thin, pointed blade, hook hone, bottle opener, scaler and hook remover. On Favorite Fishing Knives
  • But the opener did turn a bit testy in the eighth inning when Grant Balfour hit J.D. Drew in the right shoulder with a high fastball, prompting a few Red Sox to holler from the bench. Dice-K masterful as Red Sox beat Rays in ALCS opener
  • Substitute Steve Whitehall dived to head in Nuneaton's opener, but within a minute Darryn Stamp bustled his way through to lash in the leveller.
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