pull·​over | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio) \

Definition of pullover

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a pullover garment (such as a sweater)



Definition of pullover (Entry 2 of 3)

: put on by being pulled over the head

pull over

pulled over; pulling over; pulls over

Definition of pull over (Entry 3 of 3)

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: Noun Seager emerged on the back fields Monday for his first full workout day as a Ranger in a red pullover with his customary No. 5 on the left sleeve. Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 Harry wore khakis and a black, quarter-zip pullover featuring the event's logo. ELLE, 17 Apr. 2022 This quick-drying performance pullover will last the test of time and look good while doing it. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Dan beaming in his blue shirt and tie, Esther smiling in a cream pullover. CNN, 23 Feb. 2022 Among our favorites are a full zip Guardians hoodie (photo 1 above), the Guardians golf jacket (available in multiple colors) and a sleeveless navy Guardians pullover hoodie. Mike Rose, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2022 And some sets feature the same pullover style, but with double straps, front ruching, and a racerback design. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 24 Mar. 2022 The second look — which the former Destiny’s Child member wore on a private jet — shows the star in a red pullover hoodie and matching jogger pants, while the third look sees the singer in a hot pink bodycon dress with the signature Adidas stripes. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2022 River Jaden Corey was last seen around 10:30 p.m. Thursday wearing a black pullover and camo sweatpants near Stemley Bridge Road in Talladega, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in the alert. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 25 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In the rare instance that the warning light starts flashing, however, pull over and stop the car. Nick Kurczewski, Car and Driver, 13 May 2022 Dashcam video from the officer's car shows Lyoya pull over in a residential neighborhood on a rainy morning with the officer coming to a stop behind him. Safia Samee Ali, NBC News, 13 Apr. 2022 Unlike fellow rookie Tatiana Calderon had done a few laps earlier, DeFrancesco did not pull over to the side of the track to let the leaders pass. Rob Peeters, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Feb. 2022 Taylor County Deputy Troy Anderson attempted to pull over Miedema on Tuesday evening on U.S. 19 and Miedema shot the deputy multiple times, officials said. orlandosentinel.com, 23 Feb. 2022 Nationwide, police pull over more than 50,000 drivers on average each day, amounting to more than 20 million motorists annually, according to the Stanford Open Policing Project. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 15 Dec. 2021 Haitian migrants on a bus in South Texas fought with federal agents and forced the driver to pull over in one incident Monday afternoon, according to Jaime Garza, the chief deputy with the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2021 Then, forced to pull over, the drivers are vulnerable to robbers or people posing as helpers. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 However, advocates who believe officers should pull over drivers for minor offenses, believe it’s a great way to prevent drug and weapon trafficking. Ashlee Banks, Essence, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pullover


1899, in the meaning defined above


1907, in the meaning defined above


1930, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Pullover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullover. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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pull·​over | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio) \

Kids Definition of pullover

: a garment (as a sweater) that is put on by being pulled over the head

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