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Drogue   /droʊg/   Listen
Drogue

noun
1.
A funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane.
2.
A truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind.  Synonyms: air-sleeve, air sock, sock, wind cone, wind sleeve, wind sock, windsock.
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.
4.
A parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly.  Synonyms: drogue chute, drogue parachute.






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Words linked to "Drogue" :   parachute, restraint, target, chute, sea anchor, constraint, mark, ship, wind sleeve, visual signal



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