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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Johann Gudmundsson is a decent player on the right wing, however Aaron Lennon is ageing and Hendrick is a central player awkwardly placed there, and simply cannot beat a man or create chances regularly. SI.com, "4 Positions Burnley Need to Strengthen in Order Finish in the Top Half Next Season," 12 July 2019 Dunn never covered the player who crossed the ball on the right wing, and Le Sommer was able to stab the cross with her toe under pressure. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "How Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Beat France at the World Cup," 28 June 2019 Heath was given the freedom to burst down the right wing and picked out Rapinoe who was unmarked at the far post. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "US beats France to reach Women's World Cup semifinals," 28 June 2019 Durant tried to make a move, froze in pain and dropped the ball on the right wing on the Warriors’ offensive side of the court. Michael Nowels, The Mercury News, "Raptors fans cheer after Kevin Durant injures leg in Game 5," 10 June 2019 The clip was then circulated on the usual right wing outlets (Town Hall, Breitbart, PJ Media), and got a minor replay from the Homeland Security Committee the next day. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Project Veritas’ YouTube sting was deeply misleading — and successful," 27 June 2019 His reported move to England comes courtesy of Goal, who claim that manager Nuno Espirito Santo views Nya as a perfect understudy to right wing-back Matt Doherty, who impressed throughout last season. SI.com, "Wolves Close to Completing Signing of Paris Saint-Germain Youngster Raphaël Nya," 26 June 2019 The Washington Capitals made three selections on the second day of the draft, taking two WHL forwards — right wing Brett Leason (second round) and center Aliaksei Protas (third round) — and defenseman Martin Has (fifth round). John Wawrow, baltimoresun.com, "P.K. Subban trade overshadows second day of NHL draft; Caps take two forwards, one defenseman," 22 June 2019 Like many countries, there has been a far-right wing agenda that has pierced the country’s intersection of democracy and equality. Lyssa Hargrove, Essence, "Forget Tourism: The Dominican Republic Has Never Been Safe For Haitians," 21 June 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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