the act of pulling back, especially a retreat or a strategic withdrawal of troops; pullout.
that which pulls something back or impedes its forward movement.
Machinery. a device for pulling a moving part to its original position.

1585–95; noun use of verb phrase pull back

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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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It's because of such actions that pharmaceutical research is experiencing the
  pullback in funding that is going on right now.
The pipeline shall be adequately supported on rollers during pullback of the
  pipeline into the pre-drilled hole.
Adequately support the water supply utilities on rollers during the pullback
  into the pre-drilled hole.
Some have asked whether this rule signals a pullback in our commitment to these
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