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drogue definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
2: a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind [syn: windsock, wind sock, sock, air sock, air-sleeve, wind sleeve, wind cone, drogue]
3: restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind [syn: sea anchor, drogue]
4: a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly [syn: drogue, drogue chute, drogue parachute]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably alteration of 1drag Date: 1875 1. sea anchor 2. a. a cylindrical or funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane b. a small parachute for stabilizing or decelerating something (as an astronaut's capsule) or for pulling a larger parachute out of stowage 3. a funnel-shaped device which is attached to the end of a long flexible hose suspended from a tanker airplane in flight and into which the probe of another airplane is fitted so as to receive fuel from the tanker

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Naut. a a buoy at the end of a harpoon line. b a sea anchor. 2 Aeron. a truncated cone of fabric used as a brake, a target for gunnery, a wind-sock, etc. Etymology: 18th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Drogue Drogue, n. (Naut.) See Drag, n., 6, and Drag sail, under Drag, n.



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