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downrange

[adj. doun-reynj; adv. doun-reynj] /adj. ˈdaʊnˌreɪndʒ; adv. ˈdaʊnˈreɪndʒ/
adjective, adverb, Rocketry.
1.
being in the designated path from a launch pad to the point on a course generally taken as the target:
The signal was picked up by a downrange radar station.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; down1 + range
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Examples from the web for downrange
  • Less than a minute after impact, the rooster tail has moved far downrange, out of the simulation.
  • The range is wheelchair accessible and has a concrete walkway for downrange access to the target line.
  • The rifle range is wheelchair accessible and has a concrete walkway for downrange access to the target line.
  • Both ranges are wheelchair accessible and have concrete walkways for downrange access to the target lines.
  • All ranges are wheelchair accessible and have concrete walkways for downrange access to the target lines.
  • Line should have safety alarm to warn when someone is downrange.
  • Smaller shot carries less energy downrange, but creates denser patterns.
British Dictionary definitions for downrange

downrange

/ˈdaʊnˈreɪndʒ/
adjective, adverb
1.
in the direction of the intended flight path of a rocket or missile
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