port arms

noun

Definition of port arms 

: a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held diagonally in front of the body with the muzzle pointing upward to the left also : a command to assume this position

First Known Use of port arms

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for port arms

from the command port arms!

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