pull tab

noun

Definition of pull tab

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

Examples of pull tab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other features, like a vertical pull tab that makes the shoes easy to slip on and off, a padded tongue and collar, and a breathable textile lining, round out the finishing touches. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2020 Also, many models offer easy-on pull tabs to make putting your boots on a little more convenient. The Editors, Field & Stream, 12 May 2020 The best activities bars once offered were pull tabs, pool tables, darts, and maybe the occasional pub trivia game. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, 27 Dec. 2019 In addition, Burger Dive, from Nick O’Leary and Josh Thoma of Smack Shack, will have a full bar, pull tabs and a weekly meat raffle. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, 19 Sep. 2019 In addition, Alaska already has a vibrant nonprofit gaming industry, with everything from bingo and pull tabs to salmon derbies and the Nenana Ice Classic. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Feb. 2020 Enormous strain is placed on the lining as a machine pounds the metal lid to make a small bump where the pull tab attaches, and then squashes the bump to pin the tab in place. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, 23 Jan. 2020 The round portholes of the spacecraft play in the round pull tab on the back of the boot and the round cutouts in the outsole show the gold plate underneath. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 16 Oct. 2019 The outside packaging copies pull tabs, security seals, and shrink-wrap, while the insert booklets will mirror the legitimate versions of the product, printed on high-grade commercial printing machinery. Marc Schneider, Billboard, 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pull tab

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Pull tab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20tab. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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pull tab

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pull tab

US : a small metal ring on the top of a can or other container that you pull to open the container

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