brake parachute


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brake parachute

n
(Aeronautics) a parachute attached to the rear of a vehicle and opened to assist braking. Also called: brake chute, parachute brake or parabrake
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The open brake parachute has been removed and sent off for repacking, and the trust has two new parachutes on order to make up the required minimum number needed to operate a full flying season.
Billy Ellison started to shift his body into that 'brake parachute' position immortalised in the most famous of all photos of Red Rum on the beach.