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tab [1]
noun, verb, tabbed, tabbing.

-- noun
1. a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, etc.
2. a tag or label.
3. Aeronautics a hinged portion at the trailing edge of an aileron, elevator, or other control surface on an aircraft.
4. a stiffened projecting piece from a file, paper, or the like, for ready identification; tag.
5. Archery a flat piece of leather used to protect the fingers when drawing the bow.
6. a list of expenses, as at a bar: I haven't paid my bar tab yet.
-- verb (t)
7. to furnish or ornament with a tab or tabs.
-- phrase
8. keep tabs on, Colloquial to keep account of or a check on: keep tabs on your expenses.
9. pick up the tab, Colloquial to pay the bill.
[origin uncert.]
TAB [1]
1. a government-run betting shop.
2. a bet placed in a TAB.
[ T ( otalisator ) A ( gency ) B ( oard )]