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pullback

[poo l-bak] /ˈpʊlˌbæk/
noun
1.
the act of pulling back, especially a retreat or a strategic withdrawal of troops; pullout.
2.
that which pulls something back or impedes its forward movement.
3.
Machinery. a device for pulling a moving part to its original position.
Origin of pullback
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; noun use of verb phrase pull back
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