Drag sail(Naut.), a sail or canvas rigged on a stout frame, to be dragged by a vessel through the water in order to keep her head to the wind or to prevent drifting; — called also drift sail, drag sheet, drag anchor, sea anchor, floating anchor, etc.Drag twist(Mining), a spiral hook at the end of a rod for cleaning drilled holes.

(Dra*gan"tine) n. [See Dracanth.] A mucilage obtained from, or containing, gum tragacanth.

(Drag"bar`) n. Same as Drawbar (b). Called also draglink, and drawlink. [U. S.]

(Drag"bolt`) n. A coupling pin. See under Coupling. [U. S.]

(||Dra`gées") n. pl. [F. See 3d Dredge.] (Pharmacy) Sugar-coated medicines.

(Drag"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Draggled (-g'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Draggling ] [Freq. of drag. &radic73. Cf. Drawl.] To wet and soil by dragging on the ground, mud, or wet grass; to drabble; to trail. Gray.

With draggled nets down-hanging to the tide.

(Drag"gle), v. i. To be dragged on the ground; to become wet or dirty by being dragged or trailed in the mud or wet grass. Hudibras.

(Drag"gle-tail`) n. A slattern who suffers her gown to trail in the mire; a drabble-tail.

(Drag"gle-tailed`) a. Untidy; sluttish; slatternly. W. Irving.

(Drag"link`) n. (Mach.) (a) A link connecting the cranks of two shafts. (b) A drawbar.

(Drag"man) n.; pl. Dragmen A fisherman who uses a dragnet. Sir M. Hale.

(Drag"net`) n. [Cf. AS. drægnet.] A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.

(Drag"o*man) n.; pl. Dragomans [From F. dragoman, or Sp. dragoman, or It. dragomanno; all fr. LGr. Ar. tarjuman, from the same source as E. targum. Cf. Drogman, Truchman.] An interpreter; — so called in the Levant and other parts of the East.

4. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage. [Collog.] Thackeray.

5. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.

6. (a) Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See Drag sail (b) Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel. (c) Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.

My lectures were only a pleasure to me, and no drag.
J. D. Forbes.

7. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged. "Had a drag in his walk." Hazlitt.

8. (Founding) The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.

9. (Masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.

10. (Marine Engin.) The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. See Citation under Drag, v. i., 3.

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