rightabout

or right-a·bout

[ rahyt-uh-bout ]
/ ˈraɪt əˌbaʊt /

noun

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.

adverb

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

Nearby words

  1. right-to-work law,
  2. right-to-work laws,
  3. right-wing,
  4. right-winger,
  5. rightable,
  6. righten,
  7. righteous,
  8. righteously,
  9. righteousness,
  10. righter

Origin of rightabout

First recorded in 1690–1700; right + about

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British Dictionary definitions for right about

right about

noun

a turn executed through 180°

adjective, adverb

in the opposite direction
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