Church-key Definition

noun
A device for opening cans, esp. originally beer cans, by punching a V-shaped hole in the top.
Webster's New World
A can or bottle opener having a usually triangular head.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Church-key

Noun

Singular:
church-key
Plural:
church-keys

Origin of Church-key

  • From the resemblance of the cap-gripping end of some bottle openers to the ornamental handles of large keys, such as those used to lock church doors

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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