drogue

noun \ ˈdrōg \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of drogue

2 a : a cylindrical or funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
b : a small parachute for stabilizing or decelerating something (such 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

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Origin and Etymology of drogue

probably alteration of 1drag


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