opener opener  /ˈoʊ pə nər/


  1. (n) the first event in a series
  2. (n) a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
  3. (n) a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)



  1. Bryce Miller: Hawkeyes football opener will set tone

    We interrupt the fading days of spring with a question to ponder between now and the time footballs take flight … When was the last time Iowa played a bigger season-opener in helmets and shoulder pads than the one parked on Aug. 31 against Northern Illinois? And when did a season-starter with that much on [...]
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Iowa City Press-Citizen

  2. Hawks come out swinging in opener

    The Hawks won their season opener for the first time since 2008 on Friday night.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Idaho Statesman

  3. Video: Eye Opener: Syria crossed "red line," U.S. says

    The United States confirms Syria crossed a red line by using chemical weapons. Now President Obama is ready to help the rebels. Also, Colorado's worst wildfire ever turns deadly. Plus, a neighbor helped the FBI catch reputed Boston mobster "Whitey" Bulger. All that, and all that mattered, in today's "Eye Opener."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS News


  1. "The opener is always harder," Dunga said. "There is the anxiety, the players are more nervous than usual, trying to do too much. But we are satisfied."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Carlos Dunga Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Because of the tremendous amount of publicity she has brought to our sport, we invited the most popular hockey mom in North America to our home opener to help us get our season started," Snider said in a team statement Wednesday. "We are...
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Ed Snider Source: USA Today

  3. "The first day here we had the rain delay, and (his pitch count) was in the mid-60s, so I think that has helped him a little bit-the fact that he didn't run too many pitches out there in the opener," South Carolina coach Ray Tanner said. "But...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Ray Tanner Source: Baseball America

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