- 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.
Origin of pullout
First recorded in 1815–25; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pull out
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Examples from the Web for pullout
On Oct. 21, 2011, Obama announced the pullout of the vast majority of American troops in Iraq by that Christmas.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: August 24
August 24, 2014
Yes, Obama presided over the withdrawal American forces from Iraq, and announced a timetable for their pullout from Afghanistan.Obama Is the New Dubya
June 17, 2014
Halutz, it was reported, wanted to mend the rift between the army and the religious right after the Gaza pullout.Ronski Heads New Jewish Identity Administration
May 28, 2013
Kadima was created by Ariel Sharon in 2005 when Likud wouldn't go along with his pullout from Gaza.Kadima—Just Trying to Go Home
July 17, 2012
At the NATO summit this week the president will announce the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next summer.Obama’s Plan to Announce Afghanistan Withdrawal at NATO Summit Is Shrewd Politics
May 21, 2012
Word Origin and History for pullout
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper