Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A garment, such as a sweater, that is put on by being drawn over the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sweater that must be put on by pulling it over the head; a sweater without buttons or a zipper in front
  • n. An exercise performed lying on the back in which the arms are extended behind the head and exertion lifts the weight above the head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sweater that is put on by pulling it over the head

Etymologies

From pull +‎ over. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I’d LOVE a fuzzy fleece pullover (or remix hoodie since it seems the pullover is selling out quickly!)

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  • Notice the fleece pullover, which is to inline skaters what a leather jacket is to a Harley rider.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Being On the Lookout

  • The pullover was a part of a saturation detail in which 11 officers, two on bicycles, three on motorcycles and the rest in marked and unmarked cars, patrolled University Avenue primarily scouting for drunken drivers.

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  • Mr Fanboi also added that Jobs 'absence from the recent Macworld Expo was due to him receiving grief counselling in preparation for the removal of the pullover which is likely to have a negative impact on Apple's product innovation, possibly resulting in items as unpopular as the Apple Lisa.

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  • I'll slip on a polo shirt (any kind of pullover shirt designed like a polo shirt, having a collar and sometimes having a single breast pocket) when I'm leaving the compound to go somewhere.

    Untwisted Vortex

  • Famished and disoriented, wearing only trousers, a pullover shirt and battered shoes, Huanaco wandered the streets of Alto Hospicio, a poor community just outside the city of Iquique.

    Bolivian boy who tried to find his mother ends up in Chile

  • Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal A felted jacket and matching trousers with a cashmere pullover, left.

    Long, Lean and Monochrome at Michael Kors

  • Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal Suntan flannel trousers and coat with a merino pullover.

    Long, Lean and Monochrome at Michael Kors

  • Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal A cashmere pullover and silk charmeuse pajama trousers.

    Long, Lean and Monochrome at Michael Kors

  • Pinching red and blue thread from a disintegrating pullover belonging to an elderly Cretan general, Casdagli passed the long hours in captivity by painstakingly creating a sampler in cross-stitch.

    Nazis, needlework and my dad

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