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  1. The limit of a cospan: a Cartesian square or “pullback square".
  2. The act or result of pulling back; a withdrawal.
  3. Within a Cartesian square (which has a pair of divergent morphisms and a pair of convergent morphisms) the divergent morphism which is directly opposite to a given one of the convergent morphisms, said to be “along" the convergent morphism which is between that pair of opposite morphisms. (The pullback is said to be “of" the given morphism.).
  4. The act of drawing a camera back to broaden the visible scene.
  5. The iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to hold it partly open at a fixed point.
  6. That which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance.
  7. A reduction in the price of a financial instrument after reaching a peak.
  8. The map between cotangent bundles of manifolds corresponding to a smooth map between smooth manifolds, which at each point is the dual map to the corresponding pushforward.
  9. An attacking pass from the wing into a position further from the attacking goal line.
  10. A device for making a woman's gown hang close and straight in front.