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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or′der arms′(n.)

  1. (in close-order drill) a position in which the rifle is held at the right side, with its butt on the ground.

    Category: Military

  2. the command to move the rifle to this position.

    Category: Military

Origin of order arms:

1835–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. order arms(noun)

    a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command

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