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1. A position in the military manual of arms in which the rifle is held vertically next to the right leg with its butt resting on the ground.
2. A command to assume order arms.
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(Military) military the order in drill to hold the rifle close to the right side with the butt resting on the ground
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1. (in close-order drill) a position in which the rifle is held at the right side, with its butt on the ground.
2. the command to move the rifle to this position.
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|Noun||1.||order arms - a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command|
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