Definition of pullback
: a pulling back; especially : an orderly withdrawal of troops from a position or area
Examples of pullback in a Sentence
a pullback in consumer spending
the pullback was necessary so that the commanders could reorganize their units and reassess the situation
Recent Examples of pullback from the Web
One reason: a report on Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration that drilling activity in the United States dropped by two rigs — the first pullback since January.
Stronger growth outside the U.S. and some pullback in the dollar should help exports.
Veteran analyst Robert Buckland has said the pullback in stocks like technology in June doesn’t mean the party is over for some of this year’s best stock picks.
A broad pullback in U.S. stocks sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 to their biggest daily declines in more than a month on Tuesday.
The company’s pullback is symptomatic of the instability many insurers are facing when dealing with ObamaCare markets.
A mere five stocks -- Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc., Facebook Inc., and Amazon.com Inc. -- account for roughly three-quarters of the recent pullback in the broader tech-heavy index.
The trick is to be patient and not get rattled by occasional pullbacks.
President Donald Trump’s pullback from a global climate pact could accelerate China’s unlikely ascent toward leadership in stemming global warming and promoting green technology, and on global matters far removed from the environment.
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First Known Use of pullback
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Definition of pullback for English Language Learners
: an act of removing military troops from a position or an area
: an act of doing less or becoming less involved in something
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