Church Keys

Culinary implements with, on one end, triangular heads used for piercing the tops of beverage cans, and on the opposite end, rounded heads used for opening bottles. The term is slang, and may be also be used as a synonym for both can openers and bottle openers.

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32378
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church keys
church key

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Culinary implements with, on one end, triangular heads used for piercing the tops of beverage cans, and on the opposite end, rounded heads used for opening bottles. The term is slang, and may be also be used as a synonym for both can openers and bottle openers.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266114. The J. Paul Getty Trust.