drag parachute

drag parachute

[¦drag ′par·ə‚shüt]
(aerospace engineering)
Any of various types of parachutes that can be deployed from the rear of an aircraft, especially during landings, to decrease speed and also, under certain flight conditions, to control and stabilize the aircraft. Also known as drag chute.
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Awards were given to the winners of Space Spellathon, Space creative writing, Space Arts, water rocket, aero modelling and drag parachute competitions.
The gliders squealed along the ground at around 90mph and drag parachutes brought them to a halt.