left shoulder arms

noun

Definition of left shoulder arms

: a position in the manual of arms in which the butt of the rifle is held in the left hand with the barrel resting on the left shoulder also : a command to assume this position

First Known Use of left shoulder arms

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for left shoulder arms

from the command left shoulder arms!

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The first known use of left shoulder arms was circa 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Left shoulder arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/left%20shoulder%20arms. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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