blaze orange


Definition of blaze orange

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

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There is a moment just before the sun sets when the west-facing flanks of Uluru blaze orange as if the rock has caught fire. National Geographic, "Why Australia is banning climbers from this iconic natural landmark," 15 Sep. 2019 In 2003, Olafur Eliasson—with the help of 200 mono-frequency lights, projection and mirror foils, haze machines, aluminum, and scaffolding—recreated the sky, complete with a blazing orange sun. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Consider the Nature of Perception at Olafur Eliasson’s New Show," 10 July 2019 Reformers wore blaze orange hunting caps and communicated via walkie-talkie around the convention floor. Jeff Suess,, "NRA: 'Revolt at Cincinnati' molded National Rifle Association," 8 Mar. 2018 But blaze orange has been required for hunting in Michigan since the 1970s. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "'Hunter pink' shot down as safety attire for Michigan hunters," 15 Sep. 2017 The House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill giving hunters the option to wear blaze pink as well as blaze orange hunting apparel. Southern Living, "Hunters in Virginia Will Soon Be Able to Wear Pink Safety Gear," 7 Feb. 2017 And then there's that front patch, a blaze orange patch with Calvin's cool new branding. Matt Martin, GQ, "The Best Gym Bags Are as Cool as Everything Else in Your Closet," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of blaze orange

1958, in the meaning defined above

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