or right-a·bout



the position assumed by turning about to the right so as to face in the opposite direction.
the act of turning so as to face the opposite direction.


facing or in the opposite direction: Move that chair rightabout.

Origin of rightabout

First recorded in 1690–1700; right + about
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British Dictionary definitions for right about

right about


a turn executed through 180°

adjective, adverb

in the opposite direction
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