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right wing

members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform.
such a political party or a group of such parties.
that part of a political or social organization advocating a conservative or reactionary position:
The union's right wing favored a moderate course of action.
Origin of right wing
Related forms
right-wing, adjective
right-winger, noun Unabridged
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  • He survived red-baiting and all of the attacks from the right wing.
  • We did a whole thing on political hashtags, and the right wing political hashtags are really big.
  • Oil and gas production is growing, despite what you hear in the right wing propaganda.
  • Also they are less likely to pursue unbiased information on the subject and rely instead on simplistic right wing propaganda.
  • Recycling isn't as easy or magical as you and the right wing think tanks want you to believe.
  • Hardly the place to attempt to disguise a right wing diatribe as gaming comment.
  • Also, the affiliations of so many contrarians to dishonest right wing think tanks and big oil simply cannot be dismissed.
  • Please stay focused on the facts and not the hyperbolic right wing talking points.
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  • The airplane's right wing struck a tree and the airplane subsequently impacted the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for right wing

right wing

(often capitals) the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc
the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy
  1. the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent's goal
  2. a player positioned in this area in any of various games
  3. the position occupied by such a player
of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing
Derived Forms
right-winger, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for right wing

1570s of armies; from 1882 in football; 1905 in the political sense (cf. left wing). Right-winger attested by 1919 in U.S. politics, 1895 in sports.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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