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present arms

noun pre·sent arms \pri-ˈzent-\

Definition of PRESENT ARMS

1
:  a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held vertically in front of the body
2
:  a command to assume the position of present arms or to give a hand salute
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Origin of PRESENT ARMS

from the command present arms!
First Known Use: circa 1884

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