a position in military drill in which one's rifle is held diagonally in front of the body, with the muzzle pointing upward to the left.
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How to use port arms in a sentence
When you are in cover (or your dog draws upon game), it might be carried much in the position of “port arms.”Dog Breaking | William Nelson Hutchinson
At the preparatory command push the bolt forward, turn the handle down, pull the trigger, and resume port arms.
Carry the piece diagonally across the body and take the position of port arms.
(TWO) Carry the piece to the right with the right hand, regrasp it with the left, and take the position of port arms.
At the command arms execute port arms and continue in cadence to the position ordered.