order arms
noun Etymology: from the command order arms! Date: 1847 1. a command to return the rifle to order arms from present arms or to drop the hand from a hand salute 2. a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held vertically beside the right leg with the butt resting on the ground

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  • Order arms — Order Or der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ordering}.] [From {Order}, n.] 1. To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • order arms — n. Mil. 1. to bring the rifle to an upright position with its butt on the ground beside the right foot, and remain at attention 2. a command to do this …   English World dictionary

  • order arms — noun 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 (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑posture, ↑attitude • Part Holonyms: ↑manual of arms, ↑manual * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • order arms — 1. (in the manual of arms in close order drill) a position in which the rifle is held at the right side, with its butt on the ground. 2. (as an interjection) the command to move the rifle to this position. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • order arms — or′der arms′ n. 1) mil (in close order drill) a position in which the rifle is held at the right side, with its butt on the ground 2) mil the command to move the rifle to this position • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • order arms! — hold your weapon high …   English contemporary dictionary

  • order arms — /ɔdər ˈamz/ (say awduhr ahmz) noun 1. a rifle drill position in which the rifle is held at the right side, with the butt on the ground. 2. the command to move the rifle to this position …   Australian English dictionary

  • order arms Military — hold a rifle with its butt on the ground close to one s right side. → order …   English new terms dictionary

  • Order — Or der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ordering}.] [From {Order}, n.] 1. To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Order of the Holy Sepulchre — This article is about the Roman Catholic chivalric Order. For the Masonic Order of the Holy Sepulchre, see Red Cross of Constantine. Vatican City State This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Vatican City State …   Wikipedia

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