pull·​back ˈpu̇l-ˌbak How to pronounce pullback (audio)
: 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 on the Web The pullback comes after the stock was up 29% year to date as of Monday. Todd Spangler, Variety, 7 May 2024 Last week, Amazon and Starbucks earnings reports both pointed to an increasingly budget-conscious consumer, and a pullback in demand would be in line with a Bloomberg Economics forecast for a slowdown in consumer spending this year from 2023’s robust pace. Laura Curtis, Fortune, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pullback 

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pullback was in 1668

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“Pullback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullback. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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