right-about


right-about
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: from (to the) right about!
1. : the position arrived at by turning directly about by the right or sometimes by the left so as to face in the opposite direction : the quarter directly opposite — usually used with to

the officer is … not to face his guard to the right-aboutArmy Regulations & Ordinances

the fox took the opportunity to swing to the right-about — E.P.Elmhirst


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