probe and drogue

probe and drogue
One of the methods for in-flight refueling.

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  • probe-and-drogue — «PROHB uhn DROHG», noun. a method of refueling planes in flight. The plane to be refueled inserts a pipelike probe into the funnel shaped drogue that hangs on the end of a long flexible hose from a tanker plane …   Useful english dictionary

  • probe-and-drogue — adjective a) Pertaining to a method of aerial refuelling whereby a probe from the receiving aircraft fits into a trailing hose with drogue attachment from a tanker aircraft. b) Pertaining to a method of docking spacecraft …   Wiktionary

  • probe — i. A sensing device that extends into the airstream or gas stream for measuring pressure, velocity, or temperature. ii. In air refueling, a projecting pipelike device installation on the receiving aircraft that makes a connection with the drogue… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Drogue — (dr[=o]g), n. 1. (Naut.) See {Drag}, n., 6, and {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. [1913 Webster] 2. a small parachute dragged behind a vehicle as a means of stabilizing it, or deployed first so as to assist opening of a larger parachute. [PJC] 3. a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • probe — I. noun Etymology: Medieval Latin proba examination, from Latin probare Date: 1580 1. a slender medical instrument used especially for exploration (as of a wound or body cavity) 2. a. any of various testing devices or substances: as (1) a pointed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drogue — i. A funnel shaped part at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft used in air refueling. It drags out the hose, stabilizes it, and prepares it to receive the probe of the receiving aircraft. ii. A fabric cone used as a windsock. iii. A… …   Aviation dictionary

  • drogue — noun Etymology: probably alteration of 1drag Date: 1875 1. sea anchor 2. a. a cylindrical or funnel shaped device towed as a target by an airplane b. a small parachute for stabilizing or decelerating something …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Timeline of Russian inventions and technology records — The Hall of Space Technology in the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, Kaluga, Russia. The exhibition includes the models and replicas of the following Russian inventions: the first satellite, Sputnik 1 (a ball under the… …   Wikipedia

  • prob´ing|ly — probe «prohb», verb, probed, prob|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to search into; examine thoroughly; investigate: »to probe a person s thoughts or feelings to find out why he acted as he did. Man in his unquenchable thirst for oil has probed ever deeper… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prob´er — probe «prohb», verb, probed, prob|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to search into; examine thoroughly; investigate: »to probe a person s thoughts or feelings to find out why he acted as he did. Man in his unquenchable thirst for oil has probed ever deeper… …   Useful english dictionary

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