Definitions for: Drogue

[n] a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
[n] restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
[n] a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
[n] a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane

Webster (1913) Definition: Drogue, n. (Naut.)
See Drag, n., 6, and Drag sail, under Drag, n.

Synonyms: drogue chute, drogue parachute, sea anchor, sock, wind sleeve, windsock

See Also: chute, constraint, mark, parachute, restraint, ship, target, visual signal

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