Definition of Right wing

1. Noun. Those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged.

Exact synonyms: Right
Generic synonyms: Faction, Sect
Specialized synonyms: Religious Right, Hard Right
Derivative terms: Rightist

Definition of Right wing

1. Noun. (politics) the more right-wing faction of a group or party ¹

2. Noun. (sports) the right-hand side of a sports field ¹

3. Noun. (ice hockey) the offensive player who plays to the center's right ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Right Wing

right to privacy
right to roam
right to speedy and public trial by jury
right to the pursuit of happiness
right to vote
right triangle
right triangles
right triangular ligament
right up someone's alley
right ventricle
right ventricular hypertrophy
right whale
right wing (current term)

Literary usage of Right wing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"His men then pressed torward, driving the Federals for nearly half a mile, without a check, before them, until their right wing was forced back upon their ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"that our left wing reached the Swiss border, instead of extending our right wing to the sea. I confess that I cannot understand this criticism. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"After the victorious advance of the Russian right wing had put an end to ... Then he ordered the right wing, which hitherto had been inactive, to charge. ..."

4. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians Charles Rollin by Charles Rollin (1815)
"Philip, with his light armed troops, and the right wing of his phalanx, hastens towards the mountains, commanding Nicanor to march the rest of the army ..."

5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1845)
"In the mean time, he received such of his troops as had been repulsed ; posted them, whether horse or foot, on the right wing ; and commanded the ..."

6. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... and attacks the enemy with his right wing—Combat on the Hormaza—The French retreat behind Pancorbo and blow up the castle of Burgos—Wellington crosses ..."

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