parade rest

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noun Military.

a position assumed by a soldier or sailor in which the feet are 12 inches (30.48 cm) apart, the hands are clasped behind the back, and the head is held motionless and facing forward.
a command to assume this position.

Nearby words

  1. paracystic,
  2. paracystitis,
  3. parade,
  4. parade armor,
  5. parade bed,
  6. paradichlorobenzene,
  7. paradiddle,
  8. paradidymis,
  9. paradigm,
  10. paradigm shift

Origin of parade rest

First recorded in 1860–65

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