third force


a political faction or party, etc., occupying an intermediate position between two others representing opposite extremes.

Nearby words

  1. third estate,
  2. third eye,
  3. third eyelid,
  4. third fibular muscle,
  5. third finger,
  6. third gender,
  7. third heart sound,
  8. third house,
  9. third international,
  10. third law of motion

Origin of third force

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019