from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The tab of a container that can be pulled off to make an opening.
  • n. A container having such a tab.
  • adj. Having a tab that can be pulled up or off to make an opening in a container: pop-top beer cans.


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  • Whether you are the type who goes for flaunting traditional bling, or a non-traditionalist who got engaged with a soda can pop-top, there is something beautifully symbolic about the tradition of exchanging rings to symbolize a long-lasting commitment to your partner.

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  • I nodded to the cab-over pop-top in the back of their white Toyota Tundra.


  • Back at the Vanagon, nestling under the flannel sleeping bags in our second-story pop-top, marinating in diesel exhaust, I said, Those were your people in there.


  • We came awake and instantly the canvas sides of the pop-top were rinsed in red light.


  • Tahari also showed a "rich" assortment of downturn jewelry: big hoop pipe-cleaner earrings, bandage rings, pop-top chain bracelets, and necklaces of yarn, string, and electric wire.

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  • But the group announced this week that it is recalling pistachios sold in pop-top cans by scouts in 18 states.

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  • All combined, it's a little over the, you might say, pop-top -- even for a city already dubbed by local boosters the "Napa Valley of beer."

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  • Theyre small plastic pop-top bottles that hold only about 3 or 4 ounces.


  • Id planned to lower the pop-top for after-dark Las Vegas cruising, which it soon would be, so I unlatched the manual locks and hit the chrome control knob that had been futuristic in the fifties and Dolly was gettin down.

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  • A package of sweets under the seat, some crisp vegetables in a cooler in the back seat, or a pop-top can of delicious beverage is close at hand.

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