order arms

noun

Definition of order arms

1 :a command to return the rifle to order arms from present arms or to drop the hand from a hand salute
2 :a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held vertically beside the right leg with the butt resting on the ground

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Origin and Etymology of order arms

from the command order arms!


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