[ flip-top ]
/ ˈflɪpˌtɒp /
a brand name for a cigarette box having a hinged upper lid or cover.
(lowercase) pop-top(def 1).
(lowercase) pop-top(defs 2, 3).
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Definition for flip-top (2 of 2)
[ pop-top ]
/ ˈpɒpˌtɒp /
(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.
Also pop top. a can having such a top: drinking beer from a pop-top.
the top itself.
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 of pop-top
An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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