shoulder arms

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shoulder arms

  1. (intransitive, military) Of a soldier at drill, to place a rifle on the right shoulder, with the forearm parallel to the ground and the hand holding the butt.
  2. (intransitive, cricket) To deliberately lift the bat out of the path of the ball when it is judged to be missing the wicket.
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 11:49