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order arms

(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.
(as an interjection) the command to move the rifle to this position.
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First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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order arms

interjection, noun
(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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