- 1 (usually in compounds) a tool that is used to open things a can opener a bottle opener see also eye-opener
- 2 the first in a series of things such as sports games; the first action in an event, a game, etc. They won the season opener 4–2. Jones scored the opener. a good conversation opener Idioms
as a beginning or first part of a process For openers, the band played a track from their new album.
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