blaze orange


Definition of blaze orange

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

Examples of blaze orange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Wisconsin the improvements are largely linked to a hunter education program that began in 1967 and regulations such as a blaze orange requirement during dun deer seasons. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Nov. 2021 His bright white smile popped against his blaze orange robes. Michael Easter, Outside Online, 13 May 2021 The cumulative experience of that blaze orange and camouflage army is considerable, to say the least. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Nov. 2020 Two young fellows, dressed in red and blaze orange, clearly deer hunters, got out. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2021 The two men were not hunting together and the victim was not wearing blaze orange, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. CBS News, 1 Dec. 2020 Polics said the man who was shot was not wearing a typical blaze orange or other high-visibility clothing, which is recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, 1 Dec. 2020 This is Sean’s first year of deer hunting, and the first time four generations of Bergs have dressed in blaze orange together — a rare opportunity for any family. Star Tribune, 21 Nov. 2020 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 was required decades ago. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of blaze orange

1958, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2021

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“Blaze orange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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