downrange

[adjective doun-reynj; adverb doun-reynj]

adjective, adverb Rocketry.

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.

Nearby words

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  8. downrigger,
  9. downright,
  10. downrightly

Origin of downrange

First recorded in 1950–55; down1 + range

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British Dictionary definitions for downrange

downrange

adjective, adverb

in the direction of the intended flight path of a rocket or missile
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