- sea anchor
- a funnel-shaped device towed behind an aircraft or spacecraft for its drag effect (also drogue parachute), for use as a target, for use in certain refueling operations, etc.
Origin of drogueprobably altered from Scottish drug, dialect, dialectal variant, variety of drag
- Nautical See sea anchor.
- A drogue parachute.
- A funnel-shaped or cone-shaped device towed behind an aircraft as a target.
- A funnel-shaped device at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft, used as a stabilizer and receptacle for the probe of a receiving aircraft, as in refueling.
Origin of droguePerhaps alteration of drag ( influenced by obsolete drogue drug )
- (whaling) A floating object attached to the end of a harpoon line to slow a whale down and prevent it from diving.
- (nautical) A type of bag pulled behind a boat to stop it from broaching to.
- (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.
- A wind cone.
Origin uncertain; probably related to drag in some way.