A frame or fitting for the stowage of arms (usually vertical) out of harm's way, but in readiness for immediate use. In the conveyance of troops by sea, arm racks formed a part of the proper accommodation. Arm racks are also used in soldiers' barracks.
Related term(s): Arms; Armour
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 30.
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