drag-parachute


drag-parachute
dragˈ-parachute noun
A small parachute attached to the rear of an aircraft, which opens on landing to assist deceleration
• • •
Main Entry:drag

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • drag parachute — noun : a parachute released from the rear of an airplane to help slow it down during the ground run in landing * * * drag parachute, a parachute used especially to slow down an aircraft on the runway in landing; brake parachute: »It will [land]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag parachute. — See drogue parachute (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • drag parachute. — See drogue parachute (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag chute — noun : drag parachute …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parachute — This article is about the device. For sports involving a parachute, see Parachuting. For other meanings, see Parachute (disambiguation). Parachutes opening A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by… …   Wikipedia

  • parachute — An umbrella shaped area of fabric for producing drag. The fabric body is the canopy, constructed of a number of tapering strips, called gores, which meet at the top like slices of an orange. A hole at the top, called a vent, allows air to flow… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Parachute (BDSM) — A parachute is a small collar, usually made from leather, which fastens around the scrotum, and from which weights can be hung. Conical in shape, with three or four short chains hanging beneath, to which weights can be attached, its resemblance… …   Wikipedia

  • drag — 1. verb she dragged the chair backwards Syn: haul, pull, tug, heave, lug, draw, trail 2. noun 1) the drag from the parachute Syn: pull, resistance, tug 2) informal …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • drag chute — A small parachute attached to the rear of an aircraft structure that is streamed to reduce the speed of the aircraft on the landing run. Also called a brake chute or tail parachute …   Aviation dictionary

  • Drogue parachute — A B 52H Stratofortress from the 307th Bomb Wing deploying its drag chute for landing …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.