In tactics, this is the turning of a soldier on his heels as a "right face." Also, the word of command for the movement. 'To face' is to turn on the heels.
Related term(s): Face (Fortification); Flank; Bastion; Fortification; Castle
Category: Military - General
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 155.