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[poo l-out]
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  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.
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  1. 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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Word Origin and History for pullout


also pull-out, 1825, "withdrawal," from pull (v.) + out (adv.). As "detachable section or page of a newspaper, magazine, etc." from 1952.

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