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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drogue  \Drogue\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  See  {Drag},  n.,  6,  and  {Drag  sail},  under  {Drag},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drogue 
  n  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  [syn:  {windsock}, 
  {sock},  {wind  sleeve}] 
  3:  a  canvas  covered  frame  that  floats  behind  a  vessel;  prevents 
  drifting  or  maintains  the  heading  into  a  wind  [syn:  {sea 
  anchor}] 
  4:  a  parachute  used  to  decelerate  a  fast-moving  object  [syn:  {drogue 
  chute},  {drogue  parachute}] 




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