present arms

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Soldiers present arms before Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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present arms (uncountable)

  1. (military) A position of salute in the manual of arms in which the gun is held in both hands vertically in front of the body, with the muzzle upward and the trigger side forward.

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Verb[edit]

present arms (third-person singular simple present presents arms, present participle presenting arms, simple past and past participle presented arms)

  1. (military) To adopt such a position.

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