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. (of a can or box) equipped with a pull-tab. Also,pull'•tab",pull'tab".