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.
Words nearby port arms
Origin of port arms
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for port arms
A while Case stood with the Winchester at the port-arms; then he gave a little laugh to himself and stepped round the ferns.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
A while Case stood with the Winchester at the port-arms; then he gave a little laugh to himself, and stepped round the ferns.Island Nights' Entertainments|Robert Louis Stevenson