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Related to drogue: sea anchor
A small parachute attached to a body for stabilization and deceleration. Also known as deceleration parachute.
A funnel-shaped device at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft in flight, to receive the probe of another aircraft that will take on fuel.
A device, such as a sea anchor, usually shaped like a funnel or cone and dragged or towed behind a boat or seaplane for deceleration, stabilization, or speed control.
A current-measuring assembly consisting of a weighted current cross, sail, or parachute and an attached surface buoy. Also known as drag anchor; sea anchor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
i. A funnel-shaped part at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft used in air refueling. It drags out the hose, stabilizes it, and prepares it to receive the probe of the receiving aircraft.
ii. A fabric cone used as a windsock.
iii. A parachute meant to extract the main canopy of a parachute. A parachute to stabilize the ejection seat after it has cleared the aircraft.
iv. Fabric that is towed behind an aircraft as a target for air-to-air and surface-to-air gunnery practice.
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