Definition of pull-in in English:



  • 1mainly British An area at the side of the road where motorists may pull off the road and stop.

    ‘Councillor M. Smith asked if the post box situated at The Butts could perhaps be moved down to the Leaslow pull-in as a matter of road safety.’
    • ‘The company also agreed to create four pull-in bays for trucks awaiting oil shipments to ensure they do not interfere with traffic flow in the area.’
    • ‘By the time I made it to the bus pull-in, I was granted a mouthful of exhaust from the last bus that left.’
    • ‘Also why do they build bus stops protruding into the road so when the bus stops so does all the traffic, when I was a bus driver there used to be pull-ins so that traffic could keep moving.’
    • ‘The school is unable to offer a pull-in facility and there were only four public bays in the street.’
    1. 1.1 dated A roadside cafe.



/ˈpo͝olˌin/ /ˈpʊlˌɪn/