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ready

at or to the ready (of a rifle) in the position normally adopted immediately prior to aiming and firing
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ready

[′red·ē]
(ordnance)
Of a weapon, aimed, loaded, and prepared to fire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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