a parachute opened horizontally from the tail of an airplane upon landing, used as an aid in braking.
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Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called parabrake .
Compare drogue parachute (def. 2).
Origin of parachute brake
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby parachute brake
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