from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A position in the military manual of arms in which the rifle is held vertically next to the right leg with its butt resting on the ground.
- n. A command to assume order arms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. the command at which a rifle is brought to a position with its butt resting on the ground; also, the position taken at such a command.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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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