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right off the bat at once; immediately.
right of search the right of a nation at war to stop and search a neutral ship on the open sea.
right of way the right by law or custom for one vehicle, vessel, person, or the like to move ahead of or in front of another. [3 definitions]
right-to-life of or pertaining to a belief, organization, political party, or the like that is opposed to artificially induced abortion, esp. legalized abortion; anti-abortion.
right-to-work law a state law that forbids an employer from refusing employment to a person on the basis of his or her not being a union member.
right triangle a triangle in which two of the sides form a right angle.
rightward toward or on the right.
right whale any of several large whales lacking a dorsal fin, having a smooth throat, and having eyes set near the corners of the mouth.
right wing those within a political group who are the most conservative or reactionary. (Cf. left wing.)
rigid difficult or impossible to bend; not flexible; stiff. [4 definitions]
rigidify to make or become stiff or inflexible.
rigidity the state or quality of being stiff or difficult to bend. [3 definitions]
rigmarole a complicated, unnecessarily involved procedure or process. [2 definitions]
rigor strictness, severity, inflexibility, or harshness, as of manner, judgment, or law. [5 definitions]
rigor mortis the stiffening of the body muscles shortly after death.
rigorous showing strictness or sternness. [3 definitions]
Rig-Veda a collection of over one thousand Hindu hymns dating from the second century B.C.
rijsttafel an Indonesian meal in which a variety of fresh and cooked meats, seafood, vegetables, and condiments, each served in a separate dish, are added to a bed of rice.
rile to make angry; irritate or annoy. [2 definitions]
rill1 a small brook or creek.
rill2 any of numerous long narrow valleys or trenches on the moon's surface.