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Definition of "tab" []

  • A projection, flap, or short strip attached to an object to facilitate opening, handling, or identification. (noun)
  • A small, usually decorative flap or tongue on a garment. (noun)
  • A small auxiliary airfoil that is attached to a larger one and that helps stabilize an aircraft. (noun)
  • A pull-tab. (noun)
  • To supply with a tab or tabs. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tab" in a sentence
  • "There is also now an option to add a customized favicon to a user's site, which is an icon that sits in the title tab of a website when it is viewed inside a browser."
  • "So having the insurance pick up part of the tab is a big deal."
  • "There was cracks that were present in the welds, what we call the tab welds, of the bridge since the day it was built."