order arms


Definition of ORDER ARMS

:  a command to return the rifle to order arms from present arms or to drop the hand from a hand salute
:  a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held vertically beside the right leg with the butt resting on the ground

Origin of ORDER ARMS

from the command order arms!
First Known Use: 1847


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