present arms


noun Military.

a position of salute in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held in both hands vertically in front of the body, with the muzzle upward and the trigger side forward.
(for troops in formation not under arms) the hand salute.

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Origin of present arms

First recorded in 1750–60
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