pull·​over | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio) \

Definition of pullover

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a pullover garment (such as a sweater)



Definition of pullover (Entry 2 of 3)

: put on by being pulled over the head

pull over

pulled over; pulling over; pulls over

Definition of pull over (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to steer one's vehicle to the side of the road

transitive verb

: to cause to pull over pulled him over for speeding

Examples of pullover in a Sentence

Noun She was wearing a light pullover.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While sweaters in all their forms reign supreme during the cold months, instead of grabbing another basic pullover, inject a little fun into an otherwise all-business outfit with a more unexpected, shoulder-baring knit. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 19 Nov. 2021 In the men's department, this quarter-zip fleece pullover is a customer favorite. Eden Lichterman, PEOPLE.com, 24 Sep. 2021 Brown — wearing a gray Male Bulldogs' pullover jacket zipped up to his neck — knew that people would try to see glimpses of another school's color under his light coat. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 6 Nov. 2021 Cynthia said, watching the work while staying warm in a hooded pullover. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2021 The reality was hidden under Krumenaker's green pullover. Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 This ribbed hoodie and this slouchy pullover are both 40 percent off. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 26 Aug. 2021 In the spot, which dropped August 11, Blue Ivy and Bey are twinning, wearing cow print leggings, a purple pullover hoodie, and grey sneakers. Elizabeth Loga, Glamour, 11 Aug. 2021 One pullover parka that looked like an abstract landscape was made from 46 kinds of fabric; another contained 150. New York Times, 16 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Rod Parker sits on the end of the Homestead bench donning a blue Spartans pullover and gray sweatpants. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, 7 Jan. 2020 For this fall there are all sorts of body-skimming knits, most of them pullover styles with a round, mock or turtle neck. Sharon Graubard, courant.com, 15 Aug. 2019 Other items include a backpack in Gryffindor colors scarlet and gold, a men’s jacket with a Deathly Hallows theme and a four-houses themed pullover in white. Rebekah Tuchscherer, USA TODAY, 7 June 2019 Before they're sold out, stock up on the pullover sweatshirt or hoodie styles in fresh colors like cream and olive (or buy this unexpected rose color for the guy in your life). 3. Health.com, 13 Dec. 2017 The four-year-old dressed up in uniform for his big day, with a logo pullover sweater, blue oxford shirt and his signature shorts. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Sep. 2017 Austen Rankin looked the part in a white Nike Ohio State pullover, black Nike shorts and all-white adidas cleats. Bill Landis, cleveland.com, 16 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb When the trooper signaled for the vehicle to pull over, officials said Johnston drove the backhoe the wrong way up the highway on-ramp and disappeared, officials said. oregonlive, 22 Nov. 2021 Given the circumstances, officials wrote in a statement, the officers signaled the man to pull over. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Nov. 2021 Police were able to pull over the car and rescue the teen. Amanda Jackson, CNN, 7 Nov. 2021 Because the police pull over so many cars and trucks -- tens of millions each year -- an officer's chances of being killed at any vehicle stop are less than 1 in 3.6 million, excluding accidents, two studies have shown. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2021 Brown mouthed for the driver of the Flex to pull over on the shoulder of Interstate 680 and stopped behind him, blocking a lane of traffic. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2021 The bet, a question of whether people are inherently caring or selfish, ends with Gi-hun winning, as cops pull over and help the man. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Oct. 2021 The officers’ lawyers have said in court filings that the officers pulled alongside Ghaisar and yelled at him to pull over, but Ghaisar just stared straight ahead. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 When the officer attempted to pull over the Chevy, the driver took off. John Benson, cleveland, 17 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of pullover


1899, in the meaning defined above


1907, in the meaning defined above


1930, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Pullover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullover. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pullover

: a piece of clothing (such as a sweater) that is put on by pulling it over your head


pull·​over | \ ˈpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio) \

Kids Definition of pullover

: a garment (as a sweater) that is put on by being pulled over the head

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