drogue

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noun \ˈdrōg\

Definition of drogue

  1. 1 :  sea anchor

  2. 2a :  a cylindrical or funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplaneb :  a small parachute for stabilizing or decelerating something (such 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 and Etymology of drogue

probably alteration of 1drag


First Known Use: 1875


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