right wing


Definition of right wing 

1 : the rightist division of a group or party

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Other Words from right wing

right-wing \ ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ , -​ˌwiŋ \ adjective
right-winger \ ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ-​ər , ˌrīt-​ \ noun

Examples of right wing in a Sentence

His nomination is supported by the party's left wing but opposed by the right wing.

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Just as no one really doubted that Gorsuch would play ball on the right wing’s nearest and dearest issues. Cristian Farias, Daily Intelligencer, "In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the Ring," 10 July 2018 Switzerland pressed for an equalizer, with Xherdan Shaqiri particularly active down the right wing. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Sweden Makes World Cup Quarterfinals for First Time Since 1994," 5 July 2018 Tufan operates mainly as a holding midfield player but can also play as a right-back or on the right wing. SI.com, "Crystal Palace Set to Revive Interest in Fenerbahce Midfield Utility Man Ozan Tufan," 3 July 2018 Some fabulous control by the Polish striker allowed him to hold possession and find Thomas Mueller, who had taken up position on the right wing. CNN, "Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich to reach fourth Champions League final in five years," 1 May 2018 Jeff Green had got the post up, was able to drive middle and hit Kev on the right wing for another 3. Joe Vardon, cleveland.com, "LeBron James, Tyronn Lue found what Cavaliers need to keep advancing in playoffs," 29 Apr. 2018 Clark Wade/IndyStar LeBron was still gesturing angrily at the referee when Pacers guard Victor Oladipo attacked the rim, saw Bogdanovic on the right wing and threw him the ball. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Bogdanovic betters LeBron with Reggie Miller moment as Pacers stun Cavs in Game 3," 20 Apr. 2018 After two passes, the ball landed in the hands of Poole, who rose and fired from well beyond the arc on the right wing and rattled in the game-winner as the buzzer sounded. Joel Odom, OregonLive.com, "Watch: Jordan Poole's buzzer-beater sends Michigan past Houston and into NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16," 18 Mar. 2018 The sequence of play on Monday was a corner on the right wing, an aimless header into the goalmouth, a goalkeeper’s punch, and a wild clearance of the bouncing loose ball booted high into the air. Graham Dunbar, The Seattle Times, "World Cup headed goal like never before sparks Belgium win," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of right wing

: the part of a political group that consists of people who support conservative or traditional ideas and policies : the part of a political group that belongs to or supports the Right

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