- 1A device, typically conical or funnel-shaped with open ends, towed behind a boat, aircraft, or other moving object to reduce speed or improve stability.More example sentences
- ‘When a storm hits, we'll put the drogue out, batten down and see it out,’ said Tim.
- This led us to believe lighting had hit the HF-trailing-wire antenna and the drogue that drags the wire behind the aircraft was lost.
- The winch would have to have some kind of rewind capability and a small drogue to ensure it couldn't recoil into the tug's propeller.
- 1.1An object similar to a drogue used as an aerial target for gunnery practice or as a windsock.More example sentences
- Most of our aerial gunnery exercises consisted of firing at a drogue or target (a canvas cylinder approximately 12 feet long and 4 feet in diameter) which was towed about a hundred yards behind the single engined, high winged Lysander plane.
- 1.2(In tanker aircraft) a funnel-shaped part on the end of the hose into which a probe is inserted by an aircraft being refueled in flight.More example sentences
- The 767 aircraft can be modified to accommodate refuelling wingpods and a centreline hose for probe and drogue refuelling.
- A shuttlecock drogue can be trailed behind the boom and used to refuel aircraft equipped with refuelling probes.
- In the drill the second aircraft plugs its fuel connection pipe into the fuel drogue trailed by the lead aircraft.
- 1.3 short for drogue parachute.
early 18th century (originally a whaling term denoting a piece of stout board attached to a harpoon line, used to slow down or mark the position of a harpooned whale): perhaps related to drag.
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