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pull·back

 (po͝ol′băk′)
n.
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.
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pull•back

(ˈpʊlˌbæk)

n.
the act of pulling back, esp. a retreat or a strategic withdrawal of troops.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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pullback

noun
The moving back of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat:
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