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left shoulder arms

noun

Definition of LEFT SHOULDER ARMS

:  a position in the manual of arms in which the butt of the rifle is held in the left hand with the barrel resting on the left shoulder; also :  a command to assume this position
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Origin of LEFT SHOULDER ARMS

from the command left shoulder arms!
First Known Use: circa 1918

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