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 There are a couple of pullovers driving north from Auke Bay. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Isn’t it about time you took a trip to Southeast Alaska?," 14 Sep. 2019 Look out for the great new fleece pullovers, like this one in dusty pastels from Mountain Hardware. Lauren Joseph, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Labor Day Sales 2019: All Our Favorite Things to Shop This Weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 This Patagonia quarter zip pullover has 5-star reviews from hundreds of people on Nordstrom’s website. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "The 50 best deals from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 12 July 2019 This includes fall essentials like moccasins, pullovers, rain jackets, and more. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The best Labor Day sales already happening on clothes, shoes, and more," 26 Aug. 2019 Another fashion first for fall is the costume sweater; some styles feature yoke designs of velvet, others, jet on wool, some pullovers have companion stripped sleeveless cardigans and others are wool jersey with soutache braid trim. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Back to school fashion in 1950," 27 Aug. 2019 Florida won, and Cora wore a Florida pullover to his postgame news conference ... Brandon Chase, BostonGlobe.com, "Game 132: Red Sox at Padres lineups and notes," 25 Aug. 2019 Photos published by The Daily Mail show that, while out and about on Balmoral grounds, the Duke of Cambridge wore a navy sweater over a light blue shirt, and the duchess wore an olive pullover, dark pants, and a khaki backpack. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Lunch with the Queen in Laid-Back Looks," 23 Aug. 2019 For Kanye that meant all-hours athleisure with a black pullover from his Yeezy label paired with ice blue sweatpants and sneakers of his own design. Vogue, "Kanye and Kim Kardashian West Make the Case for Contrasting Couples Style," 11 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 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, "Potterheads: Vans x Harry Potter shoe and clothing line is here," 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, "The Workout Clothes Everyone Wanted in 2017, According to Google," 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, "Prince George's First Day of School Photos Will Melt Your Heart," 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, "Meet Austen Rankin, the mystery Ohio State student training Buckeye football players and recruits," 16 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The driver of the vehicle, who was pulled over on a road headed to Cúcuta, had been asked to open the coffin so officers could look over its contents. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Colombian police find more than 650 pounds of marijuana hidden inside coffin," 30 Aug. 2019 Russell isn't the first sports media personality to be pulled over live on the air. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Surprise: 'Sorry, I Was Doing Radio Interview' Isn't a Valid Excuse When Pulled Over," 26 Aug. 2019 Troopers intercepted the wrong-way driver, who had pulled over in the emergency lane next to the HOV lane at Indian School Road, DPS officials said in an email. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Wrong-way driver arrested on Loop 101 in west Phoenix," 30 July 2019 Police were notified by a good Samaritan who pulled over to ensure the child’s safety and contacted authorities at 5:42 p.m., and soon discovered Cooley’s other child, a 4-year-old non-verbal boy with autism, the report said. Abigail Brone, courant.com, "Middletown mother arrested for risk of injury to her two children," 18 July 2019 Gramajo was pulled over and arrested on September 5, ICE said. Amir Vera And Ed Lavandera, CNN, "Houston activist who invited ICE to a community forum is facing deportation. His family believes he was targeted," 17 Sep. 2019 The vegetation fire was reported near Mission Road about 1:45 p.m. Motorists who called 911 said several drivers had pulled over to try and douse the flames, according to the California Highway Patrol’s website. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fire burning along Interstate 15 in Fallbrook," 9 Sep. 2019 Police responded after Quinones ran a red light and wouldn't pull over, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Washington Post, "Four still missing after cargo ship capsizes," 9 Sep. 2019 Police responded after Quinones ran a red light and wouldn't pull over, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. chicagotribune.com, "Man livestreamed himself being chased by Minnesota police before they fatally shot him," 8 Sep. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of pullover

: a piece of clothing (such as a sweater) that is put on by pulling it over your head


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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