pullback

noun pull·back \ ˈpu̇l-ˌbak \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of pullback

: a pulling back; especially : an orderly withdrawal of troops from a position or area

Examples of pullback in a Sentence

  1. a pullback in consumer spending

  2. the pullback was necessary so that the commanders could reorganize their units and reassess the situation

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First Known Use of pullback

1668


PULLBACK Defined for English Language Learners

pullback

noun

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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