One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1rare A person who opens a bottle or bottles, especially as part of his or her job; specifically a (wine) waiter. Somewhat rare.
2A utensil, usually of metal, for levering off metal caps from bottles.
Mid 19th century. From bottle + opener.
bottle opener/ˈbɒtl ˌəʊp(ə)nə//ˈbɒtl ˌəʊp(ə)nə/
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