rifle salute


Definition of rifle salute

: a position in the manual of arms in which the disengaged hand extended is brought across the body touching the rear of the receiver of the rifle when held at shoulder arms or near its muzzle when held at order or trail arms

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“Rifle salute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rifle%20salute. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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