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.
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- parade armor,
- parade bed,
- paradigm shift
Origin of parade rest
First recorded in 1860–65
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