tab key


General English


  • noun a key on a keyboard, normally positioned on the far left, beside the ‘Q’ key, with two arrows pointing in opposite horizontal directions, used to insert a tab character into text and so align the text at a preset tab stop


  • A computer keyboard key that moves the cursor from one tab stop to the next, or through successive tab stops.
  • A computer keyboard key which when pressed inserts a tab stop.

Information & Library Science

  • noun one of the keys on a computer keyboard which enables the user to move through or arrange text in columns