drogue drogue  /d ˈroʊɡ/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Once out of the layer, he triggered his drogue parachute by hand at 40,000 ft.
  2. Once when they tried to frighten it off, it seized the drogue rope and gave the dinghy a spin.
  3. Moments after the capsule was dropped from the C-119, a small drogue parachute opened to keep the spaceship from tumbling.

News

  • Boeing's first KC-46A test tanker to fly this summer

    A Boeing KC-46A, derived from the 767-200ER, on the assembly line in Everett. An artist’s conception of the KC-46A tanker from the perspective of a fighter pilot approaching a refueling drogue.
    on January 21, 2014     Source: Everett Herald

Quotes

  • "He was worried for me," N'Dour says. "You know, for reasons of drogue [drugs], bad living, things like this. But I was determined. We argued."
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Youssou N’Dour Source: Independent

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