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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 In his statement, Wolf seemed to reject any agreement for a quick pullout. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Not: DHS, Pence reject claim of Portland withdrawal, ‘will not back down'," 29 July 2020 Stop at the pay gate to enter Eldorado Canyon State Park, then continue through the canyon 0.7 mile to the end of the road and park at the pullout on the right. Danika Worthington, The Know, "5 waterfall hikes near Denver to re-energize yourself," 19 June 2020 The Trump administration formally notified the U.N. last week of its withdrawal from WHO, although the pullout won't take effect until July 6, 2021. Pablo Gorondi, Anchorage Daily News, "US struggles to contain pandemic as WHO warns ‘no return to normal’," 13 July 2020 The bedroom has a space-saving pullout bed, large closet and French doors. oregonlive, "On the market: Low-priced, historic Portland condos for sale," 20 June 2020 The second closure for the weekend is at the viewpoint pullout near West Linn. oregonlive, "Portland metro Friday traffic: Ramps from I-5 to I-205 north close tonight for sign installation," 19 June 2020 To Mattis, the pullout was abandoning a key ally, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a militia of mostly Kurdish and Arab fighters that was vital in the four-year-long war against ISIS. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "Former Defense Secretary James Mattis Speaks Out, Slamming Trump Over Handling of Protests," 3 June 2020 It is located along the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, north of the Big Tree Wayside, at a pullout on the left with parking. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "10 must-see giant redwoods in California," 10 Mar. 2020 Truckers hauling oilfield supplies had chances to slip by at pullouts. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Huge Arctic drilling rig takes an unprecedented drive down Alaska’s Dalton Highway," 26 Feb. 2020

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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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9 Aug 2020

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“Pullout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullout. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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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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