Definition of pile arms in English:

pile arms


  • Place a number of rifles (usually four) with their butts on the ground and the muzzles together.

    • ‘The seamen from HMS Excellent were tasked to take over, piling arms and improvising drag ropes from lengths of rope commandeered from the railway station.’
    • ‘In piling arms, after the firelocks are properly fixed, the pikes are generally placed across the muzzles.’