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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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 Nemeth helped make a difference after entering on the right wing, Fagundez moving to a central playmaking role, and Kelyn Rowe replacing Caldwell, though the Revolution failed to threaten for most of the second half. Frank Dell’apa, BostonGlobe.com, "Revolution get late goal to tie Atlanta," 31 May 2018 Tippett, a 19-year-old right wing, was generally regarded as one of the best pure scorers in the Ontario Hockey League. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers GM Dale Tallon 'hopeful' Henrik Borgström, Owen Tippett can contribute immediately," 11 Apr. 2018 Blue Devils freshman midfielder Nakeie Montgomery beat Hopkins short-stick midfielders not only once from the right wing, but twice, scoring with 6:25 left in the game and then a minute later. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Preston: Inconsistency catches up with Hopkins lacrosse as quarterfinal rally falls short vs. Duke, 14-9," 21 May 2018 Amazingly, managing the end of the Cold War and the international coalition that forced Saddam out of Kuwait had turned out to be less soul-sapping than trying to negotiate, over and over, with the obstinate right wing of his own party. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 10 July 2018 Donis continued to cause Bayern Munich serious problems down the right wing, while Stuttgart's Holger Badstuber thwarted the hosts' attacking play on his return to the Allianz Arena. SI.com, "Bayern Munich 1-4 Stuttgart: Reds Humbled in Bundesliga Classic as Heynckes Waves Final Goodbye," 12 May 2018 Witnesses told the broadcaster that the right wing of the plane caught fire shortly after takeoff. Alexandra Zavis, latimes.com, "More than 250 killed when military transport plane crashes in Algeria," 11 Apr. 2018 Traditionally, when sitting presidents have faced primary challenges, those challenges have come from the party's base – from the left wing of the Democratic Party or the right wing of the Republican Party. John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Curtain rises in New Hampshire with president’s appearance," 19 Mar. 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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