Definition of present arms in English:
(Usually as a command) hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute.
- When the casket is removed from the hearse, the squad presents arms and then performs the military ritual.
- The Victoria and Albert cast off from Port Victoria Pier at 20 minutes after 3 and steamed down to Sheerness Harbour, the crews of the vessels in the river manning ship and the guards presenting arms as her Majesty passed.
- The World War I story of ‘preachers presenting arms’ has been told before, but Gamble tells it well.
Definition of present arms in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan