range flag

range flag

[′rānj ‚flag]
(ordnance)
Red flag displayed on or near a target range during firing practice as a warning that firing is being conducted.
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There was a range flag nearby and two forward air controllers in the landing zone, which means there was ample opportunity to keep tabs on the wind.
There's a rusting trailer, a littering of bricks, a rickety ladder attached to a tree, a firing range flag.
As the temperature increases throughout the day and winds pick up, you may observe a five-mph quarter-value wind crossing left to right at the firing line, but a 15-mph full-value wind chopping away at the range flags in the pits.