1. a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back

the draperies were drawn to the sides by pullbacks

Syn: ↑tieback
Hypernyms: ↑holding device
2. (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)

the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops

Derivationally related forms: ↑pull back
Hypernyms: ↑withdrawal

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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