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 For Superset 2, complete 10 reps of the pullover and then, without resting, perform 12 reps on each side of the rear delt raise. Christa Sgobba, SELF, "The Back and Biceps Workout to Help You Stand Up Straight," 18 Oct. 2020 This lightweight and stretchy pullover is a great option for any type of outdoor activity. Josh Horton, chicagotribune.com, "Best gifts to buy now that Prime Day 2020 is over," 15 Oct. 2020 This pullover from Amazon Essentials is basically the quarter-zip version of the above full-zip jacket. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "20 fashion and clothing deals actually worth shopping on Amazon Prime Day," 14 Oct. 2020 The question did not come from a reporter or from a Los Angeles Angels spokesperson, as the Zoom ID suggested, but instead from someone in an Angels pullover and a backwards hat. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Diamondbacks’ Kole Calhoun eager to see old friends in return to Anaheim," 17 Sep. 2020 The pullover was similarly designed to be breastfeeding-friendly with an open flap that provides the perfect cover for pumping or nursing. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, "Nike Is Launching Nike (M), Its First-Ever Maternity Collection," 1 Sep. 2020 The pullover has an all-over print with Figment’s face and Spaceship Earth on the back, Dasso said. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: More food (and Figment) on the table at Epcot’s latest fest," 1 Sep. 2020 Men will save a bundle on the famous Better Sweater quarter-zip pullover (once $119 and now $83.90), which is also available at a discount in the full-zippered Better Sweater jacket (now $97.90, originally $139). Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "These men's Patagonia jackets and fleeces are still in stock at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 20 Aug. 2020 Men will save a bundle on the famous Better Sweater quarter-zip pullover (once $119 and now $83.90), which is also available at a discount in the full-zippered Better Sweater zip jacket version (now $97.90, originally $139). Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Men's Patagonia jackets and fleeces are super affordable for Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale," 15 Aug. 2020 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, "Playing for 'Superman': Cancer can't stop Homestead's coach, whose team just keeps winning," 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, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 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, "Potterheads: Vans x Harry Potter shoe and clothing line is here," 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, "The Workout Clothes Everyone Wanted in 2017, According to Google," 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, "Prince George's First Day of School Photos Will Melt Your Heart," 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, "Meet Austen Rankin, the mystery Ohio State student training Buckeye football players and recruits," 16 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the suspect did not pull over. cleveland, "Woman, 76, loses $5,000 in gift card scam: Shaker Heights Police Blotter," 7 Aug. 2020 The initial report from the LSP said that two troopers pursued a vehicle being driven by Greene following an attempt to pull over Greene for an unspecified traffic violation and the pursuit ended when Greene crashed his vehicle. Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Audio from Louisiana trooper reportedly describing beating of Black man contradicts initial police account of his death," 3 Oct. 2020 Like, Talking Dead can still pull over a million viewers, a ridiculously big cable number for a couch with humans on it. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The Walking Dead: World Beyond is already stumbling toward a quick conclusion: Review," 29 Sep. 2020 Brandin refused to pull over and sped away from the officer, police said. Fox News, "Arizona shoplifting suspect arrested after hitting 2 police officers with car, authorities say," 28 Sep. 2020 The operator asked Todd to pull over and wait for help. Betsy Shuller, CBS News, "A farmer's wife is found impaled on a corn rake — was it a horrible accident or murder?," 25 Sep. 2020 Katy police officers followed the vehicle and attempted to initiate a stop, but the driver refused to pull over. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Alleged purse-snatchers arrested after police chase in stolen vehicle," 19 Sep. 2020 The officers followed Ghaisar out of the city, turning on their lights to signal him to pull over. Washington Post, "Park Police officers claim Bijan Ghaisar drove at officer, prompting them to fatally shoot him," 16 Sep. 2020 Police attempted to pull over a motorcyclist at 9:19 p.m. Aug. 13 for having a license restriction for driving at night. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Police stop two drivers, arrest one for OVI: Brunswick Police Blotter," 31 Aug. 2020

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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 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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