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  1. Also called slipover. a garment, especially a sweater, that must be drawn over the head to be put on.

  1. designed to be put on by being drawn over the head.

Origin of pullover

First recorded in 1870–75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pull over

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British Dictionary definitions for pullover (1 of 2)


/ (ˈpʊlˌəʊvə) /

  1. a garment, esp a sweater, that is pulled on over the head

British Dictionary definitions for pull over (2 of 2)

pull over

  1. (intr) (of a motor vehicle, driver, etc) to halt at the side of the road

  2. (tr) (of a police officer) to instruct (the driver of a motor vehicle) to halt at the side of the road

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Other Idioms and Phrases with pullover


Bring a vehicle to the side of the road; also, instruct a motorist to stop. For example, We pulled over to ask a passerby for directions, or The state trooper pulled the speeding motorist over. [First half of 1900s]

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