drogue parachute


noun

Also called drogue. a small parachute that deploys first in order to pull a larger parachute from its pack.
Also called drag parachute. a parachute used to slow a vehicle or aircraft.

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Origin of drogue parachute

First recorded in 1950–55

Words nearby drogue parachute

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