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Princeton's WordNet

  1. droguenoun

    a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane

  2. windsock, wind sock, sock, air sock, air-sleeve, wind sleeve, wind cone, droguenoun

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

  3. sea anchor, droguenoun

    restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind

  4. drogue, drogue chute, drogue parachutenoun

    a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly


  1. Droguenoun

    a small parachute dragged behind a vehicle as a means of stabilizing it, or deployed first so as to assist opening of a larger parachute.

  2. Droguenoun

    a funnel-shaped attachment at the end of a hose suspended from a tanker airplane in flight, to which the probe of another airplane may connect, so as to complete a connecting hose line through which fuel may be transferred from the tanker to the following airplane. It is used for in-flight refueling.


  1. droguenoun

    A floating object attached to the end of a harpoon line to slow a whale down and prevent it from diving.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; probably related to drag in some way.

  2. droguenoun

    A type of bag pulled behind a boat to stop it from broaching to.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; probably related to drag in some way.

  3. droguenoun

    A conical basket or fabric construction used variously as a type of brake for some kinds of aircraft, a target for gunnery practice, and as a docking point for aerial refuelling.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; probably related to drag in some way.

  4. droguenoun

    A wind cone.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; probably related to drag in some way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Droguenoun

    see Drag, n., 6, and Drag sail, under Drag, n


  1. Drogue

    A drogue is a device external to a boat, attached to the stern and used to slow the boat down in a storm and to keep the hull perpendicular to the waves. The boat will not speed excessively down the slope of a wave and crash into the next one nor will it broach. By slowing the vessel in heavy weather, the drogue can make it easier to control. A drogue is usually constructed to provide substantial resistance when dragged through the water, and is trailed behind the vessel on a long line. A properly functioning drogue should also prevent pitchpoling.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drogue

    drōg, n. the drag of boards, attached to the end of a harpoon-line, checking the progress of a running whale.

Anagrams for drogue »

  1. gourde, rouged

  2. Gourde

  3. Rouged

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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