order arms

or·der arm
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-der ahrm]
    • /ˈɔr dər ɑrm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-der ahrm]
    • /ˈɔr dər ɑrm/

Definitions of order arms words

  • noun order arms (in the manual of arms in close-order drill) a position in which the rifle is held at the right side, with its butt on the ground. 1
  • noun order arms (as an interjection) the command to move the rifle to this position. 1
  • exclamation order arms the order in drill to hold the rifle close to the right side with the butt resting on the ground 0
  • noun order arms to bring the rifle to an upright position with its butt on the ground beside the right foot, and remain at attention 0
  • noun order arms a command to do this 0

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Origin of order arms

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45

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order arms popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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