pull tab


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, "This Comfy Shoe Brand Just Released New Ultra-cushioned Running Shoes," 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, "Three Things To Know Before You Buy Your Next Pair Of Cowboy Boots," 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, "Bars and Restaurants Around the Country Are Turning Into Classrooms," 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, "Rosedale Center’s new food hall tenants and concept revealed," 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, "Two Alaska state lottery plans are about to be debated. Here’s how they’d work.," 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, "To replace controversial plastic additive BPA, a chemical company teams up with unlikely allies," 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, "Under Armour and Virgin Galactic Team Up on New Space Suits," 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, "RIAA's Annual List of 'Notorious' Copyright Offenders Includes Stream-Rippers, Telegram," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pull tab

1963, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2020

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“Pull tab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20tab. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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