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pipe-opener

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Definition of pipe-opener in English:

noun

British informal
1A period of exercise taken as a warm-up.
1.1An introductory or preliminary event, typically in a sports contest.
Example sentences
  • The 2002 triathlon season began with the usual pipe-opener, the long-established Liam Ball Triathlon in Derry.
  • Scene, a course winner, who seems to excel in big fields, has a better chance than most, especially after a recent pipe-opener on the sand to banish winter cobwebs.
  • Adding to the golf mania in the month will be the Ryder Cup at the Belfry, a real pipe-opener for Mt. Juliet.

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