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-winger (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.

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What if Coyle is really the answer at No. 2 right wing, and Trent Frederic or Par Lindholm bumps Sean Kuraly up to No. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "NHL seeing little movement on restricted free agents," 27 July 2019 Much like their candidate, many of Trump’s most visible and fervent supporters, drawn largely from the nativist right wing, were disposed to wild conspiracy theories. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "Democratic Rot and the Origins of American Conspiracism," 3 July 2019 However, the pressure seemed to get to Argentina as captain Roberto Ayala scored an own goal, before Julio Baptista added a second and before 24-year-old Dani Alves came on at right wing, scoring the pivotal third. SI.com, "5 Classic Clashes Between Brazil & Argentina Ahead of Wednesday's Copa America Semi-Final," 2 July 2019 Early on Tobin Heath did a great job to beat England’s Demi Stokes to a ball up the right wing, winning the first corner of the game. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Women’s World Cup: U.S. defeats England with Megan Rapinoe sidelined," 2 July 2019 Kadidiatou Diani offers a serious threat on the right wing, especially if France counters quickly against a United States team programmed to attack en masse, and Le Sommer, Henry and Valérie Gauvin have shown themselves to be capable finishers. Andrew Das, New York Times, "Women’s World Cup Preview: United States vs. France," 28 June 2019 One of the more entertaining stories to come out of the Detroit Red Wings’ 2019 draft class is Albin Grewe, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound right wing with a penchant for vexing opponents and contributing points. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Why Detroit Red Wings draft pick Albin Grewe is a coveted teammate," 26 June 2019 Chuck Holmes, a hard-nosed right wing who played for the Seattle Totems for six seasons in the 1960s and 1970s, died recently at the age of 84. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Nick Kahle powers Huskies to a series sweep of USC, winning 3-2 thriller with a single in the 10th," 24 Mar. 2019 To move or spin right, dip your right wing (arm). 2. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "How To Go Skydiving for the First Time," 5 Mar. 2019

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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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