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pull-up

or pull·up

[poo l-uhp]
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noun
  1. an exercise consisting of chinning oneself, as on a horizontal bar attached at each end to a doorpost.
  2. a flight maneuver in which an aircraft climbs sharply from level flight.
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Origin of pull-up

First recorded in 1850–55; noun use of verb phrase pull up
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • And now he spoke with the irritation of one who had felt a pull-up.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • This pull-up, for such it most effectually was, completely unmanned me.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • Think of all that it means, that it may mean to England, if we can keep these men from drifting, and give them a pull-up in time!

    A College Girl

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • I went for a change to another "pull-up" than my usual one, and there paid tenpence for a wholly insufficient dinner.

  • Even had I been able to afford it, my "pull-up" had now become such a stove that I do not think I could have entered it.