Definition of stand of arms in English:

stand of arms


  • A complete set of weapons for one man.

    • ‘Thus the carrying off of some four or five hundred stand of arms was accomplished by the police under the direction of the board of police.’
    • ‘Union soldiers also captured 95 stands of arms, 400 cattle, 200 horses and mules, and 17 wagons.’
    • ‘During that year they received several thousand stands of arms and more than a million rounds of ammunition, and for three years before that they had been regularly supplied with weapons.’
    • ‘We captured two hundred stands of arms and about two hundred horses.’
    • ‘The British took nearly 6,000 prisoners, 240 cannon and 7,500 stands of arms with much ammunition.’