Meaning of OPENER in English

OPENER

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈōp-nər, ˈō-pə- ]

noun

Date: 15th century

: one that opens

a bottle opener

as

a. plural : cards of sufficient value for a player to open the betting in a poker game

b. : the first item, contest, or event of a series

- for openers

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.