Reverse arms

(Mil.) a position of a soldier in which the piece passes between the right elbow and the body at an angle of 45°, and is held as in the illustration.

See also: Reverse

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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