pull·​out | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌau̇t How to pronounce pullout (audio) \

Definition of pullout

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1 : the act or an instance of pulling out: such as
a : the action in which an airplane goes from a dive to horizontal flight
2 : something that can be pulled out

pull out

pulled out; pulling out; pulls out

Definition of pull out (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of pullout in a Sentence

Noun A pullout of troops from the region has begun. the civil unrest has led the company to initiate a pullout of its operations in the region Verb the party's been fun, but it's time to pull out the aid workers have been advised to pull out of those regions to which the conflict has spread
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At the highway pullout, Mark West is releasing today’s black balloon. Bill Newcott, National Geographic, "The birthplace of the space age isn’t where you think," 22 Sep. 2020 Parking is available on either end of the trail: on the west end at a small pullout on the side of Northeast Third Loop, and on the east end in a larger parking lot at the corner of Northeast Second Avenue and Southeast Yale Street. oregonlive, "4 hikes to explore around Camas, a surprising natural escape in the suburbs," 22 Aug. 2020 Hammacher Schlemmer has a unique, 4-inch-wide pullout pantry for a tight space ($129.95). oregonlive, "Mistakes to avoid when upgrading a kitchen: Don’t get sucked into tempting, one-function items," 5 Oct. 2020 The Trump administration in July formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from WHO, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Shock, sympathy, criticism: World reacts after Trump tests positive for coronavirus," 2 Oct. 2020 In addition to the inflatable mattress, the room also had a pullout cot and a bag containing sheets and a comforter. Washington Post, "MTA workers had a hidden 'man cave’ under Grand Central where they napped, drank beer and watched TV, watchdog says," 24 Sep. 2020 Soon after, Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of global affairs and communications (formerly the UK’s deputy Prime Minister), denied the possibility of a pullout. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Is the Düsseldorf cyberattack really the first to result in death?," 23 Sep. 2020 The customers also enjoyed choosing the appliances for the kitchen, which has a large navy island with a Bosch pullout microwave drawer and a secondary oven. Dallas News, "Texas Triad Homes ‘makes dreams a reality’," 18 Sep. 2020 Those students that are referred will go into the elementary pullout program beginning in the first grade. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD gifted and talented screening deadlines approaching," 16 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of pullout


1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pullout was in 1825

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20 Oct 2020

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“Pullout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullout. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pullout

: an act of removing military troops from a position or an area
: a section of a newspaper, magazine, etc., that is meant to be removed and looked at separately

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