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order arms

Definition of order arms in English:

Military Hold a rifle with its butt on the ground close to one’s right side.
Example sentences
  • On the command ‘Sentries Pass,’ I saluted, ordered arms and stood at ease.
  • The three soldiers ordered arms and went on about their duties and the gates began to close.
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