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Definitions and Synonyms of pullback | Another word for pullback | What is pullback?

Definition 1: (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pullback or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops

(pullback is a kind of ...) the act of withdrawing

"the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

(pullback belongs to category ...) 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"

Definition 2: a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where pullback or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the draperies were drawn to the sides by pullbacks

Synonyms for pullback in the sense of this definition

(pullback is a kind of ...) a device for holding something

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