- 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.
- drogue parachute(def 1).
Origin of drogue
Examples from the Web for drogue
"I wish to make known to you that I am of your party, Mr. Drogue," she whispered.
Fortunately, also, he was gliding down on the side opposite to that on which floated the “drogue.”The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
Beyond it he could see the gleaming metal ribbons of the drogue chute.The Quantum Jump|Robert Wicks
"You have a fine mare, Mr. Drogue," said she, gently caressing Kaya with her naked heels.
When the boat of the Red Eric came up to the whale was the drogue still attached to it?The Red Eric|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for drogue
- a small parachute released behind a jet aircraft to reduce its landing speed
- a small parachute released before a heavier main parachute during the landing of a spacecraft