drogue para chute

drogue parachute

noun
1.
Also called drogue. a small parachute that deploys first in order to pull a larger parachute from its pack.
2.
Also called drag parachute. a parachute used to slow a vehicle or aircraft.

Origin:
1950–55

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drogue parachute

noun
1. a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack 
2. a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly [syn: drogue
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