pullback Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. 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
  2. noun (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)
    • the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops


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.

Webster 1913