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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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CINCINNATI -- In yesterday's edition of Options 101, we learned how shareholders can protect against a potential pullback in the short term, and possibly generate cash on a stagnating stock, by writing covered calls.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Hebron pullback should be completed before the Jewish Sabbath begins tonight.
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While we have been positive on the retailer for several months, we waited for a pullback in its stock price to up our rating.
The CPI pullback forced a commensurate pullback in European Central Bank interest rate expectations.
Even though that represented a pullback from a peak of 13.
If the stocks on your radar are moving higher, but without greater investor interest, then it can often mean a pullback is in the near offing.
In addition to safely crossing existing utilities, it was important that tension applied to the pipe during its pullback through the pilot hole did not compromise the integrity of the pipe.
Many Wall Street analysts worked over the weekend to discern whether the pullback was a one-time blip or the beginning of a "correction," a loosely defined term meaning a retreat in prices that allows an overall advance to continue.
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