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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The conservative or reactionary faction of a group.
  • n. See right.

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  • n. the more right-wing faction of a group or party
  • n. the right-hand side of a sports field
  • n. the offensive player who plays to the center's right

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

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Examples

  • Instantaneously, he thought about the loss of the small fuel tank at the tip of his right wing the “tip tank”, plus the serious damage to his starboard aileron, the moveable control surface attached to the trailing edge of the wing.

    First Man

  • The right wing pseudo-christian group cum political action committee founded by some football coach?

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  • When they emerged onto untilled ground in front of the Getae camp, Alexander led the cavalry on the right wing while Nicanor, another son of Parmenion, commanded the infantry.

    Alexander the Great

  • At dawn, in another feint, the Hessians began pummeling the American right wing with artillery at the Flatbush Pass.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Only Sullas right wing was victorious, but that decided the battle, because it crushed the enemys left wing, drove it in flight, and pursued it for two miles.

    The Spartacus War

  • If you needed a clean gun quickly, then Lester Bargus was your man, particularly if your political and social views were so right wing they made the Klan look like the ACLU.

    The Killing Kind

  • The Americans, organized into three divisions of two brigades each under Generals Lincoln, Lafayette, and Steuben, formed the right wing of the allied army.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • At the moment it was impossible to ascertain whether Meade intended to move on Richmond or whether he merely was preparing to turn the right wing of the Southern army.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Lee had returned to New York from Charleston with the aura of victory about him, and on October 14 Washington had given him command of the right wing of the army on Harlem Heights.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • There he took possession of an elegant two-story brick dwelling and posted his army on the hills to the north of it—the right wing on Wissahickon Creek, the left on Sandy Run.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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