View synonyms for pullout


[ pool-out ]


  1. an act or instance of pulling out; removal.
  2. a withdrawal, as of troops or funds; pullback.
  3. a maneuver by which an aircraft levels into horizontal flight after a dive.
  4. 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.

  5. an area at the side of a road where drivers may pull off for emergencies, to rest or view the scenery, etc.; pull-off.


  1. designed to be pulled out or removed:

    pullout compartments in a desk.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pullout1

First recorded in 1815–25; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pull out

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Example Sentences

A lot of women feel betrayed by the troop pullout, she adds, knowing it will make them even more vulnerable.

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All paved roads, pullouts, and parking areas are dog friendly, so you can explore Crater Rim Drive and most of Chain of Craters Road relatively unhindered.

Not only that, dogs are allowed in all campgrounds and in pullouts along the famous 105-mile Skyline Drive, an ideal road trip where Fido can feel the wind on his face.

Pets are welcome on park roads, in campgrounds, and at all pullouts, as well as on a handful of trails, including the Cedar Point Nature Trail, North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail, and Rim Rock Trail.

It’s a familiar refrain from the 2003-2011 incarnation of the Iraq war, when the military attached similar caveats to a pullout that Barack Obama portrayed as a definite end to the war.

On Oct. 21, 2011, Obama announced the pullout of the vast majority of American troops in Iraq by that Christmas.

He was also reluctant to reverse the full pullout of combat forces in Iraq, which fulfilled a key campaign promise.

Yes, Obama presided over the withdrawal American forces from Iraq, and announced a timetable for their pullout from Afghanistan.

Halutz, it was reported, wanted to mend the rift between the army and the religious right after the Gaza pullout.

Kadima was created by Ariel Sharon in 2005 when Likud wouldn't go along with his pullout from Gaza.


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