order arms


Definition of order arms

  1. 1 :  a command to return the rifle to order arms from present arms or to drop the hand from a hand salute

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of order arms

from the command order arms!

First Known Use: 1847

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up order arms? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!