1 of 3


pull·​over ˈpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio)
: a pullover garment (such as a sweater)


2 of 3


: put on by being pulled over the head

pull over

3 of 3


pulled over; pulling over; pulls over

intransitive verb

: to steer one's vehicle to the side of the road

transitive verb

: to cause to pull over
pulled him over for speeding

Examples of pullover in a Sentence

Noun She was wearing a light pullover.
Recent Examples on the Web
Find it on Amazon Go Slouchy With This Loose Crewneck Pullover Ditch the tight clothes and submit to the comfort of slouchy, loose items with this cozy pullover sweater. Micaela Arnett, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2024 Stretchy, breathable, and ideal for packing into your carry-on for easy access, this pullover is a dream for travel no matter where you’re headed. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 Another third-party report on the crash released by Cruise today, by the engineering consulting firm Exponent, found that technical issues contributed to the autonomous vehicle’s dangerous pullover maneuver. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 26 Jan. 2024 The top half of this easy pullover style is a pale pink cropped sweatshirt (with a sweet heart stitched on the back), while the bottom half descends into gauzy pleats. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2024 Davis, clad in a resplendent purple blazer and purple pullover — with his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Charlie, by his side at the Beverly Hilton — talked with Billboard about this year’s gala on Thursday (Feb. 1), as well as some memories of past years. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2024 Abercrombie & Fitch Sunday Half-Zip Hoodie Combining the comfort of a hoodie with the chic looks of a half-zip, this cropped pullover is one of the most interesting options on the market. Jake Smith, Glamour, 1 Feb. 2024 Find it on Amazon Style for Days Don’t just get warm, get stylish, too with this sherpa pullover jacket. Savannah Smith, Rolling Stone, 31 Jan. 2024 As far as wardrobe staples, these satin pajamas and this pullover hoodie are both just $25 right now. Taylor Jean Stephan, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024
Because Tár shot during autumn, Daigeler also dressed Blanchett in an array of pullover sweaters, sweater vests, and cardigans. Eliza Brooke, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Nov. 2022 Rod Parker sits on the end of the Homestead bench donning a blue Spartans pullover and gray sweatpants. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, 7 Jan. 2020 For this fall there are all sorts of body-skimming knits, most of them pullover styles with a round, mock or turtle neck. Sharon Graubard, courant.com, 15 Aug. 2019 Other items include a backpack in Gryffindor colors scarlet and gold, a men’s jacket with a Deathly Hallows theme and a four-houses themed pullover in white. Rebekah Tuchscherer, USA TODAY, 7 June 2019 Before they're sold out, stock up on the pullover sweatshirt or hoodie styles in fresh colors like cream and olive (or buy this unexpected rose color for the guy in your life). 3. Health.com, 13 Dec. 2017 The four-year-old dressed up in uniform for his big day, with a logo pullover sweater, blue oxford shirt and his signature shorts. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Sep. 2017 Austen Rankin looked the part in a white Nike Ohio State pullover, black Nike shorts and all-white adidas cleats. Bill Landis, cleveland.com, 16 May 2017
Archaeologists have so far pulled over two dozen bronze works from the muck, ranging from busts to statues to votive offerings. Elizabeth Heath, Discover Magazine, 17 Feb. 2024 In 2022, Kodak was pulled over in his purple Dodge Durango by the Florida Highway Patrol. Grethel Aguila, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 After hitting Zehnder, Williams pulled over and dialed 911, police said at the time. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 Cruise-Gulyas had flipped off Minard, a police officer, after being pulled over for speeding and given a ticket for a minor offense. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 10 Feb. 2024 Courtney White, an Arlington police spokesperson, said the man was pulled over for driving erratically on I-20 near Green Oaks Boulevard. James Hartley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9 Feb. 2024 Later, the video appears to show Lentini being pulled over by police for wearing the goggles. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 7 Feb. 2024 Weiland repeatedly asked the officers what was going on and why they were being pulled over in this manner. Jennifer Rodriguez, Kansas City Star, 5 Feb. 2024 Investigators said Cobb was pulled over July 31 on Interstate 94 by three troopers for not having taillights turned on at night, and troopers determined he was wanted for violating a protective order in Ramsey County. Andy Rose, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'pullover.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use


1899, in the meaning defined above


1907, in the meaning defined above


1930, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of pullover was in 1899

Dictionary Entries Near pullover

Cite this Entry

“Pullover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullover. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
pull·​over ˌpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio)
: put on by being pulled over the head
pullover sweater


2 of 2 noun
: a pullover garment

More from Merriam-Webster on pullover

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!