drogue

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Origin uncertain; probably related to drag in some way.

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drogue ‎(plural drogues)

  1. (whaling) A floating object attached to the end of a harpoon line to slow a whale down and prevent it from diving.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun:
      through the sash window I could see the black truck pulling up the drive towards the main road, the silver caravan coming behind like a drogue that was preventing the gypsies from submerging, escaping into the very centre of the earth.
  2. (nautical) A type of bag pulled behind a boat to stop it from broaching to.
  3. (aeronautics) A conical parachute used as a brake for some kinds of aircraft or as a means of extracting and deploying a larger parachute.
  4. (aeronautics) A conical basket or device used variously as a target for gunnery practice and as a docking point for aerial refuelling.
  5. A wind cone.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in Middle French circa 1462, from Middle Dutch droge (modern Dutch droog).

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drogue f ‎(plural drogues)

  1. drug

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle Dutch droge (modern Dutch droog).

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drogue f (plural drogues)

  1. drug
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais, book II, chapter 12:
      Il falloit entre autres choses qu’il contrefist pour un temps le mort, pour avoir mangé de certaine drogue : après avoir avallé le pain qu’on feignoit estre cette drogue, il commença tantost à trembler et branler, comme s’il eust esté estourdy

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drogue f ‎(plural drogues)

  1. (Jersey) drug

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drogue

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of drogar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of drogar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of drogar.