Definition of opener noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈəʊpnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊpnər//
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  1. 1(usually in compounds) a tool that is used to open things a can opener a bottle-opener see also eye-opener
  2. 2the first in a series of things such as sports games; the first action in an event, a game, etc. They won the opener 4–2. Jones scored the opener. a good conversation opener
  3. 3(in cricket) either of the two batsmen who start play See related entries: Cricket
  4. Idioms (informal, especially North American English) as a beginning or first part of a process synonym for starters For openers, the band played a track from their new album.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: opener