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church key

noun, Slang.
a small metal can opener having a sharp triangular pointed end for punching holes in the top of a beverage can, as of beer.
Origin of church key
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for church-key

church key

(US) a device with a triangular point at one end for making holes in the tops of cans
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church key

noun phrase

A bottle or can opener (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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