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
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)

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Examples of pullout in a Sentence


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


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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Despite those movements, the U.S. military has said the pullout is in its initial stages and that officials are largely working to position forces and equipment in the region ahead of the withdrawal. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "U.S. Moves Some Cargo From Syria but Pace of Withdrawal Still Uncertain," 11 Jan. 2019 After Bolton announced this week the U.S. pullout would not be as immediate as Trump had initially declared, U.S. allies were still seeking clarification from American diplomats. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Turkey slams US request for assurances on Syrian Kurds," 8 Jan. 2019 For instance, single-handle pullout spray faucets without a soap dispenser can usually be installed on one-hole sinks. Ed Del Grande, The Seattle Times, "Be sure your new kitchen sink and faucet work together," 22 Oct. 2018 Testimony revealed there was an Alaskan couple camping at the pullout where the crash occurred. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Sarah Hart Was ‘Intoxicated’: Everything We’ve Learned So Far About the Hart Family From the Coroner’s Inquest," 5 Apr. 2019 There is talk about the possibility that the president will push Putin to scale back Iranian influence in Syria in return for a pullout of some or all of the U.S. troops in northeastern Syria. Fox News, "Amb. Jon Huntsman previews the Trump-Putin summit," 16 July 2018 Yet government officials are said to assessing how Trump’s pullout of the JCPOA, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, and the subsequent reimposition of economic sanctions may hinder the project. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Iran, in shadow proxy war with Saudis, expands its Pakistan influence," 12 Sep. 2018 The car’s computer shows that moments before the crash, Jen had stopped on a gravel pullout 70 feet from the edge of the cliff, only to then accelerate. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 4: ‘My God, There’s Six of Them’," 31 Dec. 2018 Even absent an actual pullout, the spirit of the alliance is at stake, many here say. Michael Birnbaum, chicagotribune.com, "Ahead of summit, allies wonder: Will NATO survive Trump?," 9 July 2018

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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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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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