Definition of reverse arms
: a position of a soldier in which a rifle is held between the right elbow and the body at an angle of 45 degrees with the barrel downward and the muzzle down and to the rear
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up reverse arms? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).