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

Word History


from the command inspection arms!

First Known Use

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inspection arms was circa 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Inspection arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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