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1. The act or process of pulling back, especially an orderly troop withdrawal.
2. A device for holding or drawing back: a pullback for heavy draperies.



the act of pulling back, esp. a retreat or a strategic withdrawal of troops.
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Noun1.pullback - 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"
holding device - a device for holding something
2.pullback - (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops); "the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops"
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"


The moving back of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat:
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FastBack is Melfred Borzall's new system for direct pullbacks without removing the drill head or installing a backreamer.
Given any commutative cube where the bottom face is a homotopy pushout and the vertical faces are homotopy pullbacks, then the top face is a homotopy pushout.
All told, the pullback required five large cranes and two side-booms, which took most of the day and was one of the more visually impressive pullbacks completed by Michels across an international border.
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The drill superintendents on the job related that this was one of the smoothest pullbacks, from start to finish, for this diameter of pipe that they could remember," Breunig added.
The techniques have been used to successfully remove stuck drill stems, assist directional drill rigs during difficult pullbacks, free immobilized product pipes and even salvage failed bores by removing stuck pipe from the ground.
The only problem is I haven't seen too many pullbacks the past few weeks to add - they've simply gone vertical.