Pesent arms

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pesent arms (Mil) the command in response to which the gun is carried perpendicularly in front of the center of the body, and held there with the left hand grasping it at the lower band, and the right hand grasping the small of the stock, in token of respect, as in saluting a superior officer; also, the position taken at such a command.
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