pullback

Primary Meanings of pullback

1.
n
(military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)
2.
n
a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back
Full Definitions of pullback
1

n (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)

“the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops”
Type of:
withdrawal
the act of withdrawing
2

n 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
Synonyms:
tieback
Type of:
holding device
a device for holding something

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