[ pool-out ]
/ ˈpʊlˌaʊt /
an act or instance of pulling out; removal.
a withdrawal, as of troops or funds; pullback.
a maneuver by which an aircraft levels into horizontal flight after a dive.
a section of a newspaper or magazine that is complete in itself and may be removed and retained: a 24-page pullout of barbecue recipes.
an area at the side of a road where drivers may pull off for emergencies, to rest or view the scenery, etc.; pull-off.
designed to be pulled out or removed: pullout compartments in a desk.
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Origin of pullout
First recorded in 1815–25; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pull out
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British Dictionary definitions for pullout
(tr) to extract
(intr) to departthe train pulled out of the station
military to withdraw or escape or be withdrawn or rescued, as from a difficult situation
(intr) (of a motor vehicle, driver, etc)
- to draw away from the side of the road
- to draw out from behind another vehicle to overtake
(intr) to abandon a position or situation, esp a dangerous or embarrassing one
(foll by of) to level out or cause to level out (from a dive)
an extra leaf of a book that folds out
a removable section of a magazine, etc
a flight manoeuvre during which an aircraft levels out after a dive
a withdrawal from a position or situation, esp a dangerous or embarrassing one
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Idioms and Phrases with pullout
Leave, depart, as in The bus pulled out at noon. [Mid-1800s]
Withdraw from an undertaking, as in After the crash many investors pulled out of the market. [Late 1800s]
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