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drogue

 (drōg)
n.
1. Nautical See sea anchor.
2. A drogue parachute.
3. A funnel-shaped or cone-shaped device towed behind an aircraft as a target.
4. A funnel-shaped device at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft, used as a stabilizer and receptacle for the probe of a receiving aircraft, as in refueling.

[Perhaps alteration of drag (influenced by obsolete drogue, drug).]

drogue

(drəʊɡ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) any funnel-like device, esp one of canvas, used as a sea anchor
2. (Aeronautics)
a. a small parachute released behind a jet aircraft to reduce its landing speed
b. a small parachute released before a heavier main parachute during the landing of a spacecraft
3. (Aeronautics) a device towed behind an aircraft as a target for firing practice
4. (Aeronautics) a funnel-shaped device on the end of the refuelling hose of a tanker aircraft, to assist stability and the location of the probe of the receiving aircraft
5. (Aeronautics) another name for windsock
[C18: probably based ultimately on Old English dragan to draw]

drogue

(droʊg)

n.
1. a bucket or canvas bag used as a sea anchor.
2.
a. a funnel-shaped device attached to the end of a hose on a tanker aircraft for connecting with the probe of another aircraft to be refueled in flight.
b. a small parachute that is deployed in order to open a large parachute.
[1715–25; earlier drug, dial. variant of drag]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drogue - a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
target, mark - a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
2.drogue - a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mastdrogue - a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
3.drogue - restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vesseldrogue - restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
4.drogue - a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
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