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slope arms

Definition of slope arms in English:

Military Hold a rifle at the slope.
Example sentences
  • As the cortège, pictured here, appeared, slowly progressing towards the church escorted by two police motorcycle outriders, the Marines sloped arms.
  • As a Rifle Regiment does not slope arms there was no need to pin the brim of the hat up.
  • The Escort now presents arms and the parade is then ordered to slope arms and the officers ordered to take posts.
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