Definition and Meanings for drogue

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Part of Speech of drogue

noun

Etymology of drogue

early 18th century originally a whaling term denoting a piece of stout board attached to a harpoon line, used to slow down or mark the position of a harpooned whale: perhaps related to drag

Meaning of drogue


as noun, noun, noun

  • see drag, n., 6, and drag sail, under drag, n.
  • a small parachute dragged behind a vehicle as a means of stabilizing it, or deployed first so as to assist opening of a larger parachute.
  • a funnel-shaped attachment at the end of a hose suspended from a tanker airplane in flight, to which the probe of another airplane may connect, so as to complete a connecting hose line through which fuel may be transferred from the tanker to the following airplane. it is used for in-flight refueling.
  • No antonyms for drogue

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