pull·​out | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌau̇t How to pronounce pullout (audio) \

Definition of pullout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act or an instance of pulling out: such as
a : the action in which an airplane goes from a dive to horizontal flight
2 : something that can be pulled out

pull out

pulled out; pulling out; pulls out

Definition of pull out (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of pullout in a Sentence

Noun A pullout of troops from the region has begun. the civil unrest has led the company to initiate a pullout of its operations in the region Verb the party's been fun, but it's time to pull out the aid workers have been advised to pull out of those regions to which the conflict has spread
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun What was in store for them, after the U.S. pullout, was brutal repression by Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi strongman. John J. Miller, National Review, "Don Bolduc’s New Hampshire Senate Campaign," 12 Sep. 2019 Trump has been eager to pull out of Afghanistan, repeatedly saying a partial pullout was all but assured. Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, "Trump cancels U.S. meeting with Taliban and Afghanistan president," 7 Sep. 2019 Still, the agreement may be the best deal the U.S. and its allies can get to head off a pre-emptive pullout of U.S. troops in time for the 2020 U.S. elections. Kimberly Dozier, Time, "Exclusive: Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal," 4 Sep. 2019 Mattis believed a sudden pullout would undermine the campaign against ISIS, and betray allies who were fighting alongside the Americans. CBS News, "Gen. Jim Mattis on war and Trump," 1 Sep. 2019 European Union nations are looking to deescalate tension in the Persian Gulf area and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal despite the pullout of the United States and the re-imposition of sanctions. Washington Post, "EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions," 15 July 2019 Special souvenir editions of pullouts were printed, wrap around front covers marking the moment Jos Buttler knocked the bails off to win the tie greeted readers of The Times on Monday morning. James Masters, CNN, "How 'luck of the Irish' and 'Allah' inspired England's World Cup win," 15 July 2019 It was parked 100 feet from the pullout where the Tacoma had been that morning (marker #2). Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "Jennifer Dulos disappearance: Map of evidence cited in husband’s arrest," 6 Sep. 2019 Drag marks indicated Connolly was pulled to the edge of a roadside pullout near Mile 109 of the Seward Highway and thrown down the embankment. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Oregon man arrested for teen’s murder in 41-year-old Anchorage cold case," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pullout


1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Nov 2019

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The first known use of pullout was in 1825

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English Language Learners Definition of pullout

: an act of removing military troops from a position or an area
: a section of a newspaper, magazine, etc., that is meant to be removed and looked at separately

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