blaze orange

noun

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

Examples of blaze orange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hunters aren’t legally required to wear blaze orange. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 17 Apr. 2024 Participating anglers must bring their own blaze orange or bright red flags, (1 foot in diameter or larger) to hang on highly visible locations on fishing shanties, according to the DNR. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 9 Jan. 2024 Participating anglers must bring their own blaze orange or bright red flags, (1-foot diameter or larger) to hang on highly visible locations on fishing shanties, according to the DNR. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 9 Jan. 2024 The shadow melts away—the squirrel must have moved to the far side of the tree–and now a slash of blaze orange catches my eye. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 On the color wheel, blaze orange is opposite azure and therefore pops out against blues and greens. WSJ, 29 Nov. 2023 The annual Wisconsin hunting calendar contains several gun deer hunting seasons and while bowhunting is authorized during these times all deer hunters, including those accustomed to wearing camouflage head-to-toe, must comply with blaze orange clothing requirements. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2023 Many safety experts also recommend turkey hunters wear a blaze orange item when moving from one spot to another, especially on public land. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 15 Apr. 2023 Unlike the distinct blaze orange of chanterelles, the big-bodied clouds of chicken of the woods, or the white, shaggy plumes of Lion’s mane, morel mushrooms are small, low to the ground, and camouflage easily with dirt and leaf rot. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 28 Mar. 2023

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blaze%20orange. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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