pullback

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pullback \Pull"back'\, noun

1. That which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance.

2. (Arch) The iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to hold it party open at a fixed point.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pullback

noun

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: {pullback}, {tieback}]

2: (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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