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.

Nearby words

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

Origin of drogue parachute

First recorded in 1950–55

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