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Meaning of pull-tab

pull-tab

Pronunciation: (pool'tab"), [key]
— n.
  1. a small metal tab or ring that is pulled up to uncover the precut opening in the top of a can or box.
  2. a ticket used for gambling, with winning amounts indicated on it, that players extract from a jar or other receptacle.
—adj.
  1. (of a can or box) equipped with a pull-tab.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.