Definition of Drogue chute
1. Noun. A parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Drogue Chute
drogue chute (current term)
Literary usage of Drogue chute
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Eagles of the RAF: The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Philip D. Caine (1994)
"... a rather brief experience firing the guns into the water or, later in the war, at a drogue chute towed behind another aircraft, formation flying, ..."
2. Vostok Station: Point of Impactby Plowright, Kerry by Plowright, Kerry (2005)
"The small light on the end of the drogue chute guided him in. Expertly he nudged the basket with the fuel boom almost feeling the satisfactory click as it ..."
3. Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident by Southgate Publishers, DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... joint Figure 13 Solid Propellant Main Parachutes (3) 4 Separation Motors 22050 Ib thrust each drogue chute Nose Fairing Nozzle and Thrust Vector Control ..."