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pull·​over ˈpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio)
: a pullover garment (such as a sweater)


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: put on by being pulled over the head

pull over

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pulled over; pulling over; pulls over

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
The subtle lilac trim is also a nice touch that sets this apart from a simple pullover. Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 23 May 2024 The pullover cotton bra is wireless and unlined with a classic racerback design. Jennifer Maldonado, Peoplemag, 20 May 2024
Because Tár shot during autumn, Daigeler also dressed Blanchett in an array of pullover sweaters, sweater vests, and cardigans. Eliza Brooke, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Nov. 2022 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
The driver was alerted that there was a baby in the car and pulled over, the station reported. Lauren Liebhaber, Kansas City Star, 7 June 2024 The four men were pulled over during a traffic stop Monday evening in the Emerald Isle neighborhood shortly after 10:30 p.m., the Glendale Police Department announced in a news release. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pullover 

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Word History

First Known Use


1899, in the meaning defined above


1907, in the meaning defined above


1930, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of pullover was in 1899

Dictionary Entries Near pullover

pull over


pull pin

Cite this Entry

“Pullover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullover. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
pull·​over ˌpu̇l-ˌō-vər How to pronounce pullover (audio)
: put on by being pulled over the head
pullover sweater


2 of 2 noun
: a pullover garment

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