right shoulder arms
noun Date: 1902 a position in the manual of arms in which the butt of the rifle is held in the right hand with the barrel resting on the right shoulder; also a command to assume this position

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Right shoulder arms — Shoulder Shoul der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shouldering}.] 1. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle. [1913 Webster] As they the earth would shoulder from her seat. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right shoulder arms — noun Etymology: from the imperative phrase right shoulder, arms : a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held in the right hand with the barrel resting against the right shoulder and the muzzle inclined to the rear often used as a …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoulder arms — ► shoulder arms hold a rifle against the right side of the body, barrel upwards. Main Entry: ↑shoulder …   English terms dictionary

  • shoulder arms — (military) (of soldiers on parade, etc) to bring a firearm, etc to an upright position close to the right side of the body • • • Main Entry: ↑shoulder * * * hold a rifle against the side of the body, barrel upward …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoulder arms — Command Com*mand , n. 1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. [1913 Webster] Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The possession or exercise of authority. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoulder arms — verb a) Of a soldier at drill, to place a rifle on the right shoulder, with the forearm parallel to the ground and the hand holding the butt. b) To deliberately lift the bat out of the path of the …   Wiktionary

  • shoulder arms — hold a rifle against the right side of the body, barrel upwards. → shoulder …   English new terms dictionary

  • left shoulder arms — noun Etymology: from the imperative phrase left shoulder, arms : a position in the manual of arms in which the rifle is held in the left hand with the barrel resting against the left shoulder and the muzzle inclined to the rear often used as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoulder — Shoul der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shouldering}.] 1. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle. [1913 Webster] As they the earth would shoulder from her seat. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Around… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoulder — [shōl′dər] n. [ME schuldere < OE sculdor, akin to Ger schulter < IE * skḷdhrā, shoulder blade used as a spade < base * (s)kel , to cut > SHELL, SHILLING, SKULL] 1. a) the joint connecting the arm or forelimb with the body b) the part… …   English World dictionary

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