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pullback

[poo l-bak]
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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.
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Origin of pullback

First recorded in 1585–95; noun use of verb phrase pull back
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Related Words for pullback

evacuation, pullout, withdrawal, fallback, retirement, flight, ebb

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