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order arms

noun
1.
(in the manual of arms in close-order drill) a position in which the rifle is held at the right side, with its butt on the ground.
2.
(as an interjection) the command to move the rifle to this position.
Origin of order arms
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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order arms

interjection, noun
1.
(military) the order in drill to hold the rifle close to the right side with the butt resting on the ground
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