port arms

noun

Definition of port arms

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of port arms

from the command port arms!


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!