Carry arms

Related to Carry arms: order arms
(Mil. Drill) a command of the Manual of Arms directing the soldier to hold his piece in the right hand, the barrel resting against the hollow of the shoulder in a nearly perpendicular position. In this position the soldier is said to stand, and the musket to be held, at carry.

See also: Carry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
For it was not lawful before for the high priest either to carry arms or to ride upon any but a mare.
'Sing you, if you desire to hear one,' replied the other, shaking him roughly off; 'and don't touch me if you're a prudent man; I carry arms which go off easily--they have done so, before now--and make it dangerous for strangers who don't know the trick of them, to lay hands upon me.'
"But people of our condition are not allowed to carry arms. What would a lord say -- yes, or any other person of whatever condition -- if he caught an upstart peasant with a dagger on his person?"
I understood very well why, when he told me that he had joined in the Clyde a small steamer chartered by a relative of his, "a very wealthy man," he observed (probably Lord X, I thought), to carry arms and other supplies to the Carlist army.
If I have turned to serve an earthly master, and to carry arms for an earthly king, it would be an ill thing if I were to lose all thought of the great high King and Master of all, whose humble and unworthy servant I was ere ever I left Beaulieu.
He, however, said the local vigilante are not allowed to carry arms but said they are only to help the security operatives in the area in intelligence gathering.
An ambulance was used to carry arms and uniforms for the gang members who after robbing would transfer all the looted valuables into the vehicle along with their uniforms and ammunition and flee from the area.
He added that they possessed permit to carry arms issued by the DC.
Reports claimed that Ludhianvi was also free to travel abroad following the notification, and he had been allowed to purchase and carry arms after securing a licence from the competent authority.
'We are undertaking training for about 36 of our corrections officers and they are to carry arms because when they are transporting prisoners or keeping guards at this time they are vulnerable because they do not carry arms,' Minister Dean announced at the just ended cabinet retreat in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County over the weekend.
They also called for allowing Turkmen youth to carry arms and stand by the security services to defend their areas More than 45 headquarters and branches for Turkmen Front in Kirkuk have been attacked by rockets, machine guns and grenades since the enforcement of the law operations./ End