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

Definition of pullout

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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
b : pullback
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 With the American troop pullout largely completed, the United States is maintaining a small force of about 650, largely to protect the embassy, officials say. BostonGlobe.com, 25 July 2021 There are no good options in Afghanistan, but none of the Republicans criticizing the pullout are offering any real alternatives. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 12 July 2021 Authorities charged him in a 2011 case that made national headlines after investigators found a missing 15-year-old girl hiding inside Morris’ pullout sofa. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 29 June 2021 The abrupt pullout has undermined NATO unity as some Europeans are unhappy with Mr. Biden’s decision. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 24 June 2021 But the American pullout has revealed that the viability of that air force is in question. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 President Joe Biden announced in April that all U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, but the pullout is moving faster than scheduled. NBC News, 18 June 2021 Relocating the basement staircase created a void under the staircase above, which Trautman used to create pullout drawer storage. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 In recent projects, Ms. Sherman incorporated a pullout microwave drawer and dish drawers into a kitchen island, saving clients the effort of constantly reaching overhead. New York Times, 21 May 2021

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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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The first known use of pullout was in 1825

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“Pullout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullout. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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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