pullback

Definitions of pullback
  1. noun
    (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)
    “the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops”
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    type of:
    withdrawal
    the act of withdrawing
  2. noun
    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
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    type of:
    holding device
    a device for holding something
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