pull tab


Definition of pull tab

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

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The cut material joins with zippers, seam tape and pull tabs to move to about the dozen workers on the sewing team. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Everything That Goes Into Making an Arc'teryx Jacket," 24 May 2019 The shoes are super versatile and effortlessly chic, with a slouchy shape and exaggerated pull tab on the back. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Braved the Mud in High Heeled Boots to Pet Horses in Morocco," 25 Feb. 2019 These should make the batteries easier to remove, but unfortunately the batteries are also secured with an adhesive that eliminates any ease of removal brought back by the pull tabs. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings about this iPad Pro teardown," 12 Nov. 2018 The designer added his signature utilitarian-fashion vibe by giving the comfy boots a neon-orange label and safety-yellow pull tab at the back. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Heron Preston x Ugg Is the Streetwear-Friendly Cozy Boot You Didn't Know You Wanted," 19 Apr. 2018 The battery is easily removable thanks to a pull tab and only a light amount of glue. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "You can add “harder to fix” to the list of OnePlus 6 downgrades," 23 May 2018 Some only have games like bingo or pull tabs that don't need authorization from states. NBC News, "Tribes welcome opportunity to add sports book to casinos," 16 May 2018 And to give the new LeBrons a slightly more vintage feel, the normally clear Nike Air midsole is painted over in white, and the original Nike tag is printed on the LeBron 15's front pull tab. Jake Woolf, GQ, "These New Nike LeBron 15 Sneakers Are Inspired by Nike's First-Ever Sneaker," 31 Jan. 2018 Both new and past models do share the unmistakable Off-White orange pull tab and literal air quotes printed on the heel. Jake Woolf, GQ, "Your Nike x Off-White VaporMax 2018 Buying Guide," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pull tab

1963, in the meaning defined above

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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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