blaze orange


: a very bright orange used in clothing especially by hunters for visibility

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The elk, both adult cows wearing blaze orange collars, were illegally shot in separate incidents in Jackson County during the nine-day gun deer hunting season, according to the agency. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 10 Dec. 2022 Wardens credit the improvements to mandatory hunter education, blaze orange clothing requirements and changes in hunting practices. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 13 Nov. 2022 There has been a long-term trend toward fewer shooting incidents in Wisconsin gun deer hunting seasons, especially since hunter safety education and blaze orange clothing were required decades ago. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 7 Nov. 2022 None of the men were wearing blaze orange, a color strongly encouraged for hunters in Vermont, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Sarah Rumpf, Fox News, 23 Sep. 2022 Koren said the items matched those worn by a person captured on security camera video wearing a blaze orange shirt and walking toward German’s home. Ken Ritter, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2022 Quested also noted seeing Joseph Biggs meet the Arizona Proud Boys, who wore distinctive blaze orange caps. The Arizona Republic, 9 June 2022 Thankfully the thick grasses couldn't conceal the blaze orange clothing of others toting shotguns and seeking to answer the same question. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2022 The blaze orange of hunters this weekend wasn't the only color indicating a new season had arrived in Wisconsin. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blaze orange was in 1958

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“Blaze orange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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