a bottle or can opener (cans had no opening tabs when this word originated)
Don't forget to hang up the church key when you are done with it.
A beer can opener. Unfortunately, use of this instrument has declined since the pop top appeared in the mid 1960s.
Lolly and Harriet are bringing the beer. Don't forget to bring a church key.
a bottle opener
Hey Joe, where'd you leave the church key. This ain't no twist off, y' know.
Instrument used to open beer cans.
Conrad Birdie: "You got a church key, man?"
Mr. McAfee: "We've got a church, but it's open."
Conrad Birdie: "A can opener, man! Man, you're from nowhere like."
In the days of my youth, before twist off bottle caps, "church key" only refered to bottle openers made of heavy gauge bent wire.
I stopped at the beer distributers and picked up a case of Duke, they gave me a church key so we're ready to go.
A beer can opener for old-style beer cans, before the invention of the tab.
Damn!You're going to need a churchkey to open these beers. They're friggin' ancient!