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

Definition of pullout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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
b : pullback
2 : something that can be pulled out

pull out

pulled out; pulling out; pulls out

Definition of pull out (Entry 2 of 2)

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 President Biden placed a Sept. 11 deadline for the pullout, 20 years after the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks in the U.S. Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2021 The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the horrific Aug. 26 bombing that killed at least 169 Afghans and 13 U.S. military personnel outside the Kabul airport in the final days of the chaotic American pullout from Afghanistan. Samya Kullab And Tameem Akhgar, USA TODAY, 9 Oct. 2021 American officials have said the entire pullout of U.S. troops will most likely be completed by July 4. Kathy Gannon, chicagotribune.com, 29 June 2021 While the plan was cooked up by the Trump administration, the unseemly consequences are landing in Biden's lap before the pullout has even been completed. Nic Robertson, CNN, 24 June 2021 Rivian released its first model in September, the R1T, a futuristic-looking pickup with an optional pullout kitchen complete with a sink and induction range for camping. Ben Foldy, WSJ, 11 Dec. 2021 Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Ghani in Kabul and assured him that the pullout didn’t mean that the U.S. was giving up on Afghanistan. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2021 One of them slept in the living room on a pullout couch. Diana Budds, Curbed, 10 Dec. 2021 The United States’ bungled pullout from Afghanistan has further eroded American credibility in the region. Fox News, 30 Nov. 2021

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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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6 Jan 2022

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“Pullout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullout. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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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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