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Definition of DROGUE

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parachute \par"a*chute\, v. i.
     TO descend to th ground from an airplane or other high place using a parachute; as, when the plane stalled, he parachuted safely to the ground. [PJC]

     {golden parachute} a generous set of financial benefits, including severance pay, provided by contract to a high-level corporate employee in the event s/he is dismissed or his/her job is lost in a corporate takeover or merger; also, the contract providing for such benefits.

     {drogue parachute} a small parachute that is first released and opened in order to more reliably deploy a larger parachute. Also called {drogue}. [PJC] parachuter

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Drogue \Drogue\ (dr[=o]g), n.
     1. (Naut.) See {Drag}, n., 6, and {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [PJC]

     3. 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. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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