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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