pop-top

[pop-top]
adjective
1.
(of a can) having a top with a tab or ring that when pulled up or off exposes a precut hole or peels off the entire lid.
noun
2.
Also, pop top. a can having such a top: drinking beer from a pop-top.
3.
the top itself.
4.
the tab or ring fastener, especially when removed from such a can: a vest made entirely of pop-tops.
Also called pull-top, flip-top.


Origin:
1965–70, Americanism

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He stopped at one end and picked up a pop-top to show her, then dropped it and did another lap around the bower.
My father had invented the pop-top soda can but couldn't afford to follow through.
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