1. [ noun ] (nautical) restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind
Synonyms: sea_anchor
Related terms: restraint ship
2. [ noun ] a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
Synonyms: sock wind_sleeve air_sock wind_cone windsock
Related terms: visual_signal
3. [ noun ] (arms) a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
Related terms: target
4. [ noun ] a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
Synonyms: drogue_parachute drogue_chute
Related terms: parachute
Similar spelling:   Drage