Definition of Drogue

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

Generic synonyms: Mark, Target



2. Noun. A truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind.

3. Noun. Restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind.
Exact synonyms: Sea Anchor
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint
Group relationships: Ship

4. Noun. A parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly.
Exact synonyms: Drogue Chute, Drogue Parachute
Generic synonyms: Chute, Parachute

Definition of Drogue

1. n. See Drag, n., 6, and Drag sail, under Drag, n.

Definition of Drogue

1. Noun. (context: whaling) A floating object attached to the end of a harpoon line to slow a whale down and prevent it from diving. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A type of bag pulled behind a boat to stop it from broaching to. ¹

3. Noun. (aeronautics) A conical basket or fabric construction used variously as a type of brake for some kinds of aircraft, a target for gunnery practice, and as a docking point for aerial refuelling. ¹

4. Noun. A wind cone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drogue

1. a sea anchor [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drogue

drizzlier
drizzliest
drizzling
drizzlingly
drizzly
dro
drock
drocks
drocode
droger
drogers
drogher
droghers
drogman
drogoman
drogue (current term)
drogue chute
drogue parachute
drogues
droguet
droguets
droich
droichier
droichs
droichy
droid
droids
droil
droiled
droiling

Literary usage of Drogue

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1. Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of by Forster, R. P (1818)
"A Greek, brother to a drogue- man of the Porte, commanded there; the Sclavonian had some difference with him, and ended by giving him a sound drubbing. ..."

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