Definition of pull tab in English:

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pull tab

Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝ol ˌtab/


1North American A ring or tab that is pulled to open a can.
Example sentences
  • Some medications are available in commercially prepared vials with a pull tab for removing the metal rim.
  • As he tore off the pull tab, brown foam gushed out over his hand and down the front of his work togs.
  • Under the plastic top was a foil freshness cover with a handy pull tab.
2US A gambling card with a tab that can be pulled back to reveal a row or rows of symbols, with prizes for matching symbols.
Example sentences
  • If you don't win, drink a little more and spend all of your money on pull tab gambling. You gotta love Indiana.
  • Strategies used for increasing the chances of winning and abuses associated with pull tab gambling were described.

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