international orange

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international orange (uncountable)

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  1. A reddish-orange colour used to set things apart from their surroundings.
    • 1937, United States Bureau of Air Commerce, Aeronautics bulletin
      The width of the chrome-yellow or international orange bands should be one-seventh the height of the structure for all structures less than 250 feet...
    • 1945, United States Civil Aeronautics Administration, Civil aeronautics bulletin
      This specification covers the general requirements for international orange paint for use on steel, concrete and wood surfaces, such as galvanized steel...
    • 1993, Robert J Johnson, C Daniel Mote, John Zelcer, Skiing trauma and safety: ninth international symposium
      Colors such as black lettering on an international orange background are common and are easily visible in most conditions.