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Meaning & Definition of Drogue in English

English

Drogue

/droʊg/

noun

1. A funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane

    synonym:
  • drogue

2. A truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast

  • Used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
    synonym:
  • windsock
  • ,
  • wind sock
  • ,
  • sock
  • ,
  • air sock
  • ,
  • air-sleeve
  • ,
  • wind sleeve
  • ,
  • wind cone
  • ,
  • drogue

3. Restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel

  • Prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
    synonym:
  • sea anchor
  • ,
  • drogue

4. A parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly

    synonym:
  • drogue
  • ,
  • drogue chute
  • ,
  • drogue parachute