noun, plural rights of way, right of ways.
a common law or statutory right granted to a vehicle, as an airplane or boat, to proceed ahead of another.
a path or route that may lawfully be used.
a right of passage, as over another’s land.
the strip of land acquired for use by a railroad for tracks.
land covered by a public road.
land over which a power line passes.
Fencing. the right to attack or continue an attack, and thus to be credited with a hit, by virtue of having first extended the sword arm or having parried the opponent’s attack.
right of way
noun (pl) rights of way
the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another, as laid down by law or custom
the legal right of someone to pass over another’s land, acquired by grant or by long usage
the path or road used by this right
(US) the strip of land over which a power line, railway line, road, etc, extends
right of way
The right of one person or vehicle to travel over another’s property, as in The new owner doesn’t like it, but hikers have had the right of way through these woods for decades. [ Mid-1700s ]
The right to precede another person or vehicle, as in Sailboats always have the right of way over motorboats, and swimmers do over any kind of boat. [ Early 1900s ]
adjective, Slang. 1. exactly right or to the point. 2. up-to-date; relevant: a right-on movie that shows conditions as they really are.
- Right out
Also, straight out. Plainly, without holding back, as in He told her right out that he couldn’t run for another term, or When Jan told us she wanted to study medicine, Dad said straight out that he couldn’t afford medical school.
- Right outer join
- Right ovarian vein
right ovarian vein n. A vein that begins at the pampiniform plexus at the hilum of the ovary and opens into the inferior vena cava.