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Definition of "pullback" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pullback" in a sentence
  • ""Traders might be unwilling to make a commitment until they see the short term reaction," explaining why gold hasn't skyrocketed, "but I would say any short term pullback in gold on successful debt talks I would be a buyer.""
  • "While the trend remains bullish, there might be a short term pullback in the cards as the stock is a bit overbought there."
  • "Market participants are mixed on whether the crude is just suffering a series of short-term fluctuations--or the beginning of a longer-term pullback."