deceleration parachute


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deceleration parachute

[dē‚sel·ə′rā·shən ′par·ə‚shüt]
(aerospace engineering)

deceleration parachute

A parachute attached to aircraft and deployed to slow it, especially during landing. Also called a brake parachute, drogue parachute, tail chute, or parabrake. See braking parachute.