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tin opener

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Definition of tin opener in English:

noun

British
A tool for opening tins of food.
Example sentences
  • My Lords, does the Minister agree that sardine tins and anchovy tins are also very difficult to open with their tin-openers?
  • And the absence of fruit pickers would bring a run on tin-openers and unseemly scrambles for fresh produce.
  • Namely, I've come to the (admittedly temporary) conclusion that the internet is the second most inane, dull and downright boring thing on the planet - only beaten into first place by the idea of having to buy a new tin-opener.

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