Definition of reopener in English:

reopener

noun

US
  • 1A person who or thing which opens something again.

  • 2Chiefly in industrial relations: a clause in a contract, typically between a union and management, which allows for the reopening of negotiations within the term of the contract.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Beresford-Hope (1820–1887), politician and author. From reopen + -er.

Pronunciation

reopener

/ˌriːˈəʊp(ə)nə//riˈəʊp(ə)nə/