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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The book's pullout cards discuss those exciting years from the point of view of Aldrin's daughter. Dallas News, "Books examine the courage and scientific know-how that propelled us to the moon," 1 July 2019 Pompeo was testifying on the State Department's budget, operations and policy priorities, but was asked about a wide range of issues, ranging from diplomacy with North Korea, the pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia. Matthew Lee, chicagotribune.com, "Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections," 23 May 2018 Even before Trump announced the pullout, non-American businesses were wary about making any financial commitments in Iran, fearful of such an outcome. Thomas Erdbrink, BostonGlobe.com, "Iran rallies against US and warns Europe over endangered nuclear deal," 11 May 2018 The ski area sells tickets out of a travel trailer on a highway pullout. John Nelson, latimes.com, "Beartooth Highway is fearsome fun, whether you're driving it or skiing it," 18 May 2018 In 1993, British soldiers moved in when Canada pullout of the U.N. peacekeeping force. Menelaos Hadjicostis, Fox News, "Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus," 16 June 2019 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

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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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