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English noun: drogue

1. drogue (communication) a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane

Broader (hypernym)mark, target

2. drogue (communication) a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind

Synonymsair sock, air-sleeve, sock, wind cone, wind sleeve, wind sock, windsock

Broader (hypernym)visual signal

3. drogue (artifact) restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind

Synonymssea anchor

Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

Part meronymship

4. drogue (artifact) a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly

Synonymsdrogue chute, drogue parachute

Broader (hypernym)chute, parachute

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