Definition of pop-top in English:



North American
  • (of a can) having a ring or tab that is pulled to open its seal.

    [as modifier] ‘a pop-top beer can’
    • ‘The beaches will reek of coconut oil and the sand will be filled with the rubbed-out ends of filter cigarettes and pop-tops.’
    • ‘The pop-top campaign, which will also include bottles and fountain drinks, will run May Ito July 31.’
    • ‘To be even more specific, Updike was complaining that the invention of the pop-top ruined the aesthetic experience of drinking beer.’
    • ‘Choglit, a chocolate-flavored dairy drink made with 16 percent skim milk, is available in a can with a pop-top lid or a 15-ounce bottle.’
    • ‘And by the way, the last time Alcoa teamed up with Pittsburgh Brewing, they created can opener history with the first pop-top cans.’
    • ‘John Updike wrote a one-paragraph essay about the beauty of the beer can before the invention of the pop-top.’


  • 1A pop-top can.

  • 2US The top of something that pops up or open.

    ‘a wagon with a pop-top that turns it into a makeshift camper’
    • ‘It was equipped with a pop-top, a voice-activated control panel in the car, cruise control, a digital map that showed exactly where they were at all times, and even a television and videophone.’
    • ‘Jayco is Australia's biggest producer of camper trailers, pop-tops and caravans.’
    • ‘For the uninitiated, the Westfalia shoehorned a pop-top, sink, stove and 2 double beds into a Volkswagen bus, creating a micro-motor home.’
    • ‘He is also credited with building steam-powered cars, inventing his own milking machine and designing some of the earliest pop-top caravans.’