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can opener

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Definition of can opener in English:

noun

A tin opener.
Example sentences
  • That so-happy-to-see-you act is pure relief: unless he works out what cupboard the food's in, and learns to operate a can-opener, he genuinely thinks he's going to starve.
  • Pulling the Leatherman I carry with me everywhere from the front pocket of my bag I singled out the can-opener and locked it into place.
  • ‘Perfect’, thought I, as I sought out the can-opener and then proceeded to eat the fishy contents with great relish.

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