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 How to pronounce right wing (audio) , -​ˌwiŋ \ adjective
right-winger \ ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ-​ər How to pronounce right wing (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Blashill has had Zadina on a line with Robby Fabbri at center and Bobby Ryan on the right wing. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what Detroit Red Wings' Filip Zadina may have unlocked while playing in Europe," 4 Jan. 2021 Leonard missed four consecutive shots during the stretch, but when George finally got the ball in the final seconds on the right wing and drove, Batum knew the Suns’ defense would collapse and that his opportunity to shoot would be waiting. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "After confrontation, Paul George has the last word in Clippers’ win over Suns," 3 Jan. 2021 In the third quarter, Curry cut through the middle of the key toward the right wing. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "How new-look Warriors are learning to get the most out of Stephen Curry," 31 Dec. 2020 First, Towns spotted an open D'Angelo Russell at the right wing for a three and on the next possession Towns found an open Malik Beasley in the left corner to give the Wolves a 106-101 lead with 1:28 to play. Chris Hine, Star Tribune, "Timberwolves trail much of game, rally to dump Pistons 111-101 in season opener," 23 Dec. 2020 Max Abmas is 0 of 1 shooting, missing a deep 3 from the right wing. Arkansas Online, "Razorbacks rally to take down Oral Roberts," 21 Dec. 2020 But the Wildcats couldn’t get much further initially, with Stanford freshman Ziaire Williams answering a three-point play from Jordan Brown with a 3-pointer from the right wing. Bruce Pascoe, The Arizona Republic, "Stanford beats Arizona basketball for first time in 21 tries," 20 Dec. 2020 Both Poland and Hungary are led by populist, right wing governments that are often at odds with their liberal E.U. partners. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "Hungary approves constitutional change to effectively ban adoption by same-sex couples," 15 Dec. 2020 In one instance during the first half, Leonard isolated against the defense of Kyle Kuzma on the right wing, exploding out of his first step inside the three-point arc before stopping and rising for a shot as Kuzma’s momentum carried him backward. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers play starters more minutes vs. Lakers: Five takeaways from the loss," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of right wing was in 1856

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16 Jan 2021

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“Right wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20wing. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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