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inspection arms

noun

Definition of inspection arms

  1. :  a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held at port arms with the chamber open for inspection; also :  a command to assume this position



Origin of inspection arms

from the command inspection arms!


First Known Use: circa 1884


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