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)

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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 pullout storage drawer can be filled with dog toys or your gloves and scarves. Jura Koncius, Twin Cities, "Custom wood kennels, memory foam beds: The wild world of modern pet furniture," 28 July 2019 Venture into the butler’s pantry where there is additional cabinetry, Carrara marble counter, another Miele dishwasher, farmhouse sink, cabinetry and wall of pantry storage with pullout shelves. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Extraordinary Orinda Country Club estate," 23 July 2019 Adjacent parking lots will be closed the day before work in each area so the lots and pullouts can be resurfaced. John Meyer, The Know, "Traffic at Rocky Mountain National Park is about to get even worse," 25 July 2019 The California Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in finding the person or the people responsible for vandalizing the pullout at Bixby Bridge. Thomas Wright, The Mercury News, "CHP seeks vandals who painted ‘Overtourism is killing Big Sur’ at Bixby Bridge," 18 July 2019 The pullout bin for storing charcoal is a model of grill engineering. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Your Ultimate Grill Buying Guide—Tested and Approved," 18 July 2019 Yet the pullout could lead to a decisive triumph for taxpayers across the nation, as city and state officials start to reckon with the popular backlash against corporate tax incentives. Mene Ukueberuwa, WSJ, "Amazon, New York and the End of Corporate Welfare," 18 Feb. 2019 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

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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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