Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a direction away from the launch site and along the flight line of a missile test range: landed a thousand miles downrange; the downrange target area.

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  • adj. In the horizontal direction away from the launch site of a rocket in the direction of its travel.
  • adv. In the horizontal direction away from the launch site of a rocket in the direction of its travel.

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Examples

  • The U.S. expanded Camp Lemonier to five times its original size in 2006 and troops from all branches of the U.S. armed services "use the base when not working 'downrange' in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen."

    U.S., NATO Expand Afghan War To Horn Of Africa And Indian Ocean

  • But the walls aren't just a protective cocoon for far-flung outposts; ballistic windows offer protection while giving Marines a line of sight and the ability to fire downrange, meaning McCurdy's Armor can be deployed as both a defensive stronghold as well as a tactical firing position.

    Neatorama

  • It was also rooted in computer software that might not be available 'downrange'.

    CounterPunch

  • They have been used not only for air operations but for the training of a Stryker regiment, special forces and other combat units for "downrange" conflicts like those in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Dandelion Salad

  • The airfields have been used for "downrange" military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Romanian installation now hosts the Pentagon's Joint Task Force †"East.

    Geopolitical Crossroads: Pentagon, NATO Complete Conquest Of Balkans

  • 'downrange' in the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq say they don't have the luxury of such contemplations.

    Local News from The Lakeland Ledger

  • The U.S. expanded Camp Lemonier to five times its original size in 2006 and troops from all branches of the U.S. armed services "use the base when not working 'downrange' in countries such as Kenya,

    Republic Broadcasting Network

  • Next draw, with bow pointed downrange at half draw another arrow goes.

    Bow Hunting Gone Bloody Wrong

  • The hapless, surprised pistolero managed somehow to keep hold of the rifle by its forearm, but his right hand/arm seemed to be waving to somebody downrange.

    The Hardest Kicking Cartridges

  • For lead downrange I like the M240 Golf .308 belt fed machine gun.

    whats the biggest gun you ever used

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  • “We talk about the enemy here, which is different from the enemy downrange, but which is just as deadly,” he said, using the military term used for a combat zone.

    The New York Times, As a Brigade Returns Safe, Some Meet New Enemies, by Timothy Williams, July 13, 2010

    July 14, 2010