facing or in the opposite direction: Move that chair rightabout.
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How to use rightabout in a sentence
A few carbine and musket shots, from the knoll and house, soon brought them to a halt, and sent them to the right-about.
Them Rothenburg tumbles to the right-about, and chases;—finds, on advancing, the Austrian Army totally unaware.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
So I call upon Boffin, before I say another word, to fetch him in and send him packing to the right-about.'Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
“I think we had better turn right-about, we shall never be able to get past him alive,” said the captain.East of the Sun and West of the Moon | Peter Christen Asbjrnsen
Bui also was flogged, but, admitting himself to be a coward, was set to the "right-about."The Discovery of the Source of the Nile | John Hanning Speke
British Dictionary definitions for right about
a turn executed through 180°
in the opposite direction
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