inspection arms

noun

Definition of inspection arms

: 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

First Known Use of inspection arms

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inspection arms

from the command inspection arms!

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The first known use of inspection arms was circa 1884

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“Inspection arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inspection%20arms. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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