pull-back

pullback

[pool-bak]
noun
1.
the act of pulling back, especially a retreat or a strategic withdrawal of troops; pullout.
2.
that which pulls something back or impedes its forward movement.
3.
Machinery. a device for pulling a moving part to its original position.

Origin:
1585–95; noun use of verb phrase pull back

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pullback

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