Rogallo wing

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Rogallo wing

[rō′gäl·ō ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A glider folded inside a spacecraft; to be deployed during the spacecraft's reentry like a parachute, gliding the spacecraft to a landing.
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