Tab Tab, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] 1. The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a buckle. [1913 Webster]

2. A tag. See {Tag}, 2. [1913 Webster]

3. A loop for pulling or lifting something. [1913 Webster]

4. A border of lace or other material, worn on the inner front edge of ladies' bonnets. [1913 Webster]

5. A loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a series of pendent squares forming an edge or border. [1913 Webster]

6. a small projecting piece of a file folder, file card, or similar sheet used in a filing system, on which a notation is written to permit convenient search for the folder, card, etc. [PJC]

7. a bill or check for some purchase, as in a restaurant; as, the salesman will pick up the tab. [PJC]

8. a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard which advances the carriage or curser to the next (preset) tab position; -- used especially to type or print text or numbers in columns. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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