Definition of reverse arms in English:

reverse arms

  • Hold a rifle with the butt upwards, typically as a drill movement at a military or state funeral.
    More example sentences
    • The guard just reversed arms and knocked him down with the butt of his rifle.
    • Soldiers have been practising drills all week, including a reverse arms salute not performed in Britain since the 1965 state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.
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