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
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 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 That pullout by the U.S. has left the other signatories – Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China – struggling to provide enough incentives to keep Iran abiding by the curbs set forth in the deal. Fox News, "Iran’s latest nuke deal breach is installation of more than 30 new centrifuges, IAEA says," 9 Sep. 2019 In the fall of 2018, Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan, met with Taliban leaders in Doha to begin discussing a pullout of the 13,000 U.S. soldiers remaining in Afghanistan. Dan Xin Huang, The New Republic, "Afghanistan May Soon Have Peace. And the Cost Is Democracy.," 29 Apr. 2020 Additionally, by adding bus pullouts by the intersections, the project team hopes to divert buses away from traffic as passengers board. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's Eastern Parkway may get some big upgrades, including roundabouts," 29 Jan. 2020 And nearly nine months after the pullout began, ad time still hasn’t regained its first-quarter levels, according to iSpot.tv data. Nat Ives, WSJ, "Months After Some Marketers Pulled Out, ‘The Ingraham Angle’ Is Gradually Making Its Way Back," 21 Dec. 2018 XoSense G Spot Bullet Vibrator The silicone loop on this vaginal insertion-safe vibrator allows for easy adjustment and pullout (remember, don’t put anything in your butt that doesn’t have a flared base!). Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "15 Best Vibrators on Amazon 2020," 27 Mar. 2020 That was also, by the way, harmed, to some extent, by the pullout from northeastern Syria, as well. CBS News, "Transcript: Tom Donilon and Stephen Hadley talk with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 29 Jan. 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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4 Jun 2020

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“Pullout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullout. Accessed 6 Jun. 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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