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pile arms

Definition of pile arms in English:

Place a number of rifles (usually four) with their butts on the ground and the muzzles together.
Example sentences
  • The seamen from HMS Excellent were tasked to take over, piling arms and improvising drag ropes from lengths of rope commandeered from the railway station.
  • In piling arms, after the firelocks are properly fixed, the pikes are generally placed across the muzzles.
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