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drogue

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noun \ˈdrōg\

Definition of drogue

  1. 1 :  sea anchor

  2. 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. 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



Origin of drogue

probably alteration of 1drag


First Known Use: 1875

Rhymes with drogue


Learn More about drogue

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "drogue"


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