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Definition of the noun drogue

What does drogue mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: drogues

  1. a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
  2. a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
  3. restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of drogue: sea anchor
    • more generic words: constraint / restraint = a device that retards something's motion
    • part of: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  4. a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly

Alternative definition of the noun drogue


  1. [context: whaling] A floating object attached to the end of a harpoon line to slow a whale down and prevent it from diving.
  2. [nautical] A type of bag pulled behind a boat to stop it from broaching to.
  3. [aeronautics] 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.
  4. A wind cone.


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.

Phrases with Drogue

  1. drogue chute
  2. drogue parachute
  3. Probe-and-Drogue

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Google previewKnight's Modern Seamanship (1988)

by John V. Noel, Jr.

A drogue is a conical-shaped bag about 2 ft wide across the mouth and 416 ft long. It is towed mouth foremost by a 2'/2-in. line, which is secured to the mouth by means of a bridle. A small line known as the tripping line is made fast to the apex, ...

Google previewThe Composition of Sea-Water Comparative and Descriptive Oceanography (2005)

by M. N. Hill

The criterion for a well designed drogue is that v — vd is made as small as possible, and this can only be done by making (C<iAd)l(CsAs) as large as possible ; and, since this is a square-law relationship, a factor of a hundred in the ratio of ...

Google previewHeavy Weather Sailing 7th edition (2016)

by Peter Bruce

The Series Drogue The Series Drogue is an unconventional drag device of growing popularity. It has a large number of cones spread over a long length of line rather than one or two large cones (see Fig 7.5). The optimum number of cones ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Pyrotechnics (2012)

(and Related Subjects) by K.L. Kosanke, Barry T. Sturman, Robert M. Winokur, B.J. Kosanke

drogue parachute – (Also pilot parachute) – A small parachute used initially to slow a fast moving object in air. Because of its shape and smaller size, it provides less drag and can be deployed at speeds too great for a normal parachute.

Google previewDictionary of Jamaican English (2002)

by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page

DROGO BOWL DRUMMER DROGO BOWL sb dial; <droguer (cf DROGUE R 2) + BOWL as in CANDY BOWL. A box with glass panels — a son of portable showcase — in which small articles and dress goods are hawked about, s.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

drogue [naut.]. Drag attached to harpoon or hoat. For drug, dial, form of drag. droit [leg.] . F. , right, law, L. directus, straight, right. Cf. tort. Lord Phillimore said that droits of the Crown went to the Nary, and droits of the Admiralty to the Exchequer ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

DROGUE AMERE, drfig a-mér' (Fr., bitter drug): celebrated stomachic bitter; of which the basis is creat root, and the other ingredients mastic, frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, all steeped for about a month in brandy, which is then strained and ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

French drogue = rubbish, as t'f n'est que de la droyite : hence dragnet (drugget), inferior carpet-cloth made of rubbish or inferior wool, etc. Druid. A chief priest ( Celtic, ifer, superior; wytlit, priest or instructor). In Tuliesiu we read, Jii'tin ffu'fidd ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1882)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

DROGUE AMERE—DROMEDARY. DROMORE-DROUYN DE LHUYS. Hindustan, possesses remarkable facilities for navi- H. flour, cattle, provisions, linen, hides, and butter. Great quantities of ale are sent to the colonies. Vessels of 500 tons ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science ... (1874)

by Robley Dunglison

Drogue, Drug. Droguier (F.). A collection of different simple medicinal substances. A methodioal collection of specimens of drugs. lyroguisie, Druggist. Droich (Sc.), Nanus. J>roit, { from dingers, directum, ...

Google previewWorcester's academic dictionary (1910)

a new etymological dictionary of the English language by Joseph Emerson Worcester

drogue, a drug, in the wide sense of a commercial product. — Cf . Fr. droguer, to drug, to adulterate; which also signifies to drudge, and to trudge; generally referred to Dut. draager, a carrier; draagcn, to carry.] A small vessel in ...

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Drogue Meaning

Video shows what drogue means. A floating object attached to the end of a harpoon line to slow a whale down and prevent it from diving.. A type of bag pulled ...

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Scrabble value of D2R1O1G2U1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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