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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly; Restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; A truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; A funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane.

Usage examples (31)
  • The drogue and main parachutes deployed at 2:00 and 2:05 a.m.
  • "There was no drogue chute or parafoil," said a JPL spokesman.
  • "And where would you propose to attach this drogue, Sir Thomas?"
  • "It would serve to keep the drogue under water out of sight as well." for more
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