port arms

port arms


Definition of PORT ARMS

:  a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held diagonally in front of the body with the muzzle pointing upward to the left; also :  a command to assume this position

Origin of PORT ARMS

from the command port arms!
First Known Use: circa 1890


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