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Meaning of RIGHT-ABOUT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Right"-a*bout`\, n. [Right, adv. + about, adv.]
A turning directly about by the right, so as to face in the
opposite direction; also, the quarter directly opposite; as,
to turn to the right-about.

{To send to the right-about}, to cause to turn toward the
   opposite point or quarter; -- hence, of troops, to cause
   to turn and retreat. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott.

 

 

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