|1.||(often capitals) the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc|
|2.||the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy|
|3.||a. the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent's goal|
|b. a player positioned in this area in any of various games|
|c. the position occupied by such a player|
|4.||of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing|
A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates very conservative policies. Right-wing groups generally support free enterprise. In the United States, the right wing generally argues for a strong national defense program and opposes federal involvement in promoting social welfare. (Compare left-wing.)
Note: Although both major political parties in the United States have right-wing factions, right-wing policies are usually associated with the Republican party.