right-about

noun
plural -s

Definition of right-about

1 : the position arrived at by turning directly about by the right or sometimes by the left so as to face in the opposite direction : the quarter directly opposite usually used with to the officer is … not to face his guard to the right-aboutArmy Regulations & Ordinancesthe fox took the opportunity to swing to the right-about— E. P. Elmhirst

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from (to the) right about!

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“Right-about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-about. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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