I heard a expression "keep tabs". I could find the meaning by dictionary and also found a meaning of "tab":

a small flap or strip of material attached to or projecting from something, used to hold, fasten, or manipulate it, or for identification and information.

To my mind comes up with the description only vague image, so I want to see the image itself. But I couldn't find the image of a "tab", because all google image search result are tabs that is related to computers.

Does anyone know where to find the images of "tabs" in internet?

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    FYI that sort of tab is the browser function... Check Catija's answer for nice pictures, but the reason we call browser tabs "tabs" is because they look quite a lot like "small flaps or strips of material attached to or projecting from something, used to manipulate it, or for identification and information".
    – akedrou
    Aug 2 '15 at 4:44
  • @akedrou There are lots of real-office references on a computer - think "folders" or "trash"... Good point!
    – Stephie
    Aug 2 '15 at 4:46
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    You wrote [I heard a expression "keep tabs."] followed by a definition for "tab" only. There is a phrase "keep tabs" that has a different meaning, but your question is unclear as to which you are interested in. A full phrase or sentence using the word(s) in question would help to explain the meaning you are looking for.
    – user3169
    Aug 2 '15 at 5:34

These are tabs:

They're the little parts of the file folders that are sticking out at the bottom:

Folders with tabs

Sometimes they are removable and can be filled with slips of paper with what the content is:

File Folder Tabs

And this is what they look like when they're on the folders:

Tabs for months

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