drogue

[ drohg ]
/ droʊg /

noun

a bucket or canvas bag used as a sea anchor.
Aeronautics.
  1. 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.
  2. drogue parachute(def 1).

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. drm,
  2. drnovsek,
  3. drobny,
  4. drogheda,
  5. drogher,
  6. drogue parachute,
  7. droid,
  8. droit,
  9. droit de suite,
  10. droit des gens

Origin of drogue

1715–25; earlier drug, common dialectal variant of drag

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British Dictionary definitions for drogue

drogue

/ (drəʊɡ) /

noun

any funnel-like device, esp one of canvas, used as a sea anchor
  1. a small parachute released behind a jet aircraft to reduce its landing speed
  2. a small parachute released before a heavier main parachute during the landing of a spacecraft
a device towed behind an aircraft as a target for firing practice
a funnel-shaped device on the end of the refuelling hose of a tanker aircraft, to assist stability and the location of the probe of the receiving aircraft
another name for windsock

Word Origin for drogue

C18: probably based ultimately on Old English dragan to draw

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