[ pool-out ]
/ ˈpʊlˌaʊt /
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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

pull out

verb (adverb)
noun pull-out
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pullout

pull out


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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