from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that opens, especially a device used to cut open cans or pry up bottle caps.
- n. Games The player who starts the betting in cards.
- n. Games Cards of sufficient value to enable the holder to open the betting.
- n. The first act in a theatrical variety show.
- n. Sports The first game in a series.
- idiom for openers Informal To begin with: "Out of 54 potential jurors, they knocked 20 off . . . just for openers” ( Joseph DiMona).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device that opens something; specifically a tin-opener/can-opener, or a bottle opener.
- n. The player who starts the betting.
- n. (in plural openers) Cards of sufficient value to enable a player to open the betting.
- n. The first act in a variety show.
- n. A batsman who normally plays in the first two positions of an innings.
- n. The first in a series of events, items etc.; the first remark or sentence of a conversation.
- n. The first game played in a competition
- n. The first goal or point scored.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, opens.
- n. A bottle opener or a can opener.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who opens: as, a pew-opener.
- n. A tool or machine used in opening.
- n. plural In poker, the necessary qualification for opening a jack-pot, namely, jacks or better.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)
- n. the first event in a series
- n. a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
From open + -er. (Wiktionary)