- a small, flat loop, strap, or metal ring fastened to something for pulling it, hanging it up, etc.
- a small, often ornamental, flap or piece fastened to the edge or surface as of a dress, coat, etc.
- an attached or projecting piece as of a file folder, often with a label, used in filing
- Aeron. an auxiliary airfoil set into the trailing edge of a larger control surface, such as an aileron
Origin of tabfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
transitive verbtabbed, tab′bing
- to provide with tabs
- to choose or select