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 Peter Do and Rosie Assoulin, two beloved designers, opted for a pullover style, rather than an open-front one — the former’s, a turtleneck, and the latter’s, a crew neck with a matching knit tank top — this year. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "2020’s Most Popular Trends Were As Peculiar As The Year Itself," 24 Dec. 2020 She was last seen wearing a neon green and purple pullover, capri pants and a dark t-shirt. NBC News, "Seven years of Dateline's Missing in America: 156 still missing," 5 Dec. 2020 Purists will love this 100% cotton UGG Phyllis pullover sweater, which can be thrown on over leggings or sweatpants or dressed up with a few accessories and a pair of trousers for a more formal look. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, "15 of the best sweaters you can buy on sale for fall right now," 23 Sep. 2020 The half-zip pullover satisfied all of my requirements, something understated that would be appropriate enough to wear during my daily Zoom calls. Julie Tong, Vogue, "In Search of the Perfect Half-Zip Pullover Sweater," 13 Dec. 2020 Name a sweatshirt that's more recognizable than the Patagonia pullover... Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "50+ amazing gifts that men actually want," 24 Nov. 2020 Featuring cute contrasting zipper pulls, the pullover is actually super warm, thanks to its fleecy interior lining. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "37 gifts even the coolest teens will love," 3 Dec. 2020 The very nature of a cocoon implies coziness, and this ribbed pullover from Target is perfect for snuggling up in over the holidays. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, "25 incredible sweaters you can get for $40 or less," 2 Dec. 2020 Both the pullover and the pants area available in Realtree Edge, complete with DSG’s signature teal accents. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Hunting Gift Guide for Women," 18 Nov. 2020 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, "Playing for 'Superman': Cancer can't stop Homestead's coach, whose team just keeps winning," 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, "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 Officers went to pull over the vehicle and the driver took off. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Police arrest man after pursuing stolen car from University Heights to Lincoln Park, recover gun," 30 Dec. 2020 Gerbert tried to pull over the vehicle, which Marrs was driving, but Marrs sped away, hitting speeds of 75 mph on an icy stretch of Bogard Road, the charges said. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage man nearly struck school bus before shooting Wasilla police officer in the hand, charges say," 22 Dec. 2020 Police attempted to pull over Jackson's vehicle just before 2 p.m. after recognizing that Jackson had a U.S. Marshals warrant out for his arrest, the report said. William Sanders, Arkansas Online, "POLICE BEAT: Woman arrested on multiple counts," 20 Dec. 2020 The Yakima dog bite incident began as a routine traffic stop: a Washington State Patrol trooper tried to pull over the driver of a pickup truck. Abbie Vansickle And Challen Stephens, USA TODAY, "Police inflict painful dog bites to get people to obey - even when they're already obeying," 17 Dec. 2020 As the deputy made a U-turn to pull over the Sequoia, the SUV's driver, later identified as Flowers, sped off. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "After car chase, driver booked with stealing packages at 16 Metairie homes," 15 Dec. 2020 Now, his friends and family want to know how deputies’ attempts to pull over Jones escalated into a deadly shooting. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, "‘How did a traffic stop turn into him dying?’ Friends mourn man who died in deputy shooting," 20 Nov. 2020 The woman resisted the officer’s attempts to pull over and was now being followed by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, the Dora Police Department, and the Adamsville Police Department. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Woman leads lawmen on 70-mile chase through 3 central Alabama counties," 14 Oct. 2020 The Yakima dog bite incident began as a routine traffic stop: a Washington State Patrol trooper tried to pull over the driver of a pickup truck. al, "Police use pain to make people obey. But critics say dog bites go too far.," 14 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of pullover was in 1899

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19 Jan 2021

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“Pullover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullover. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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