right shoulder arms

noun

Definition of right shoulder arms

: a position in the manual of arms in which the butt of the rifle is held in the right hand with the barrel resting on the right shoulder also : a command to assume this position

First Known Use of right shoulder arms

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right shoulder arms was in 1902

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“Right shoulder arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20shoulder%20arms. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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