pull tab

pull tab
noun
: a metal tab (as on a can) pulled to open the container

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a metal tab or ring that is pulled to uncover the precut opening in a can or other container.
[1960-65]

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pull tab,
a metal tab that is pulled off to open a can or container: »

They guzzle all day and all night; they garland themselves with the pull tabs from beer cans (Pauline Kael).

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n.
1) a ring or tab that is pulled to open a can
2) a gambling card with a tab that can be pulled back to reveal a row or rows of symbols, with prizes for matching symbols

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noun, pl ⋯ tabs [count]
US : a small metal ring on the top of a can or other container that you pull to open the container — called also (Brit) ring pull

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ˈpull tab [pull tab] (also tab) (both NAmE) (BrE ˈring pull) noun
a small piece of metal with a ring attached which is pulled to open cans of food, drink, etc.
See also:ring pull tab

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pull-tab — (po͝olʹtăb ) n. A metal ring that is pulled off the top of a can to provide an opening for drinking, pouring, or serving. adj. Configured with a tab that is pulled off to effect opening: pull tab cans. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pull tab — may refer to:*The built in device used to open a beverage can *A gambling ticket used in a pull tab game …   Wikipedia

  • pull tab — n AmE a small piece of metal attached to a can of food, drink etc that you pull in order to open it British Equivalent: ring pull …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pull-tab — pullˈ tab noun 1. A ring pull, a tongue of metal with a ring attached to it, which pulls to open a beer, etc can 2. In eg illustrations, esp in children s books, a piece of paper or card attached to a part of an illustration, which can be pulled… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull tab — pull′ tab n. cvb a metal tab or ring that is pulled to uncover the precut opening in a can or other container • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Pull-tab — A pull tab is a gambling ticket that is used in a pull tab game to raise money for government agencies or for licensed, charitable nonprofit organizations.The game manager operates the game by selling tickets and distributing cash prizes. The… …   Wikipedia

  • pull tab — /ˈpʊl tæb/ (say pool tab) noun → ring pull …  

  • pull tab — noun Date: 1963 a metal tab (as on a can) pulled to open the container …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pull tab — a metal tab or ring that is pulled to uncover the precut opening in a can or other container. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • pull-tab — noun North American term for ring pull …   English new terms dictionary

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