flying saucer
noun Date: 1947 any of various unidentified flying objects usually described as being saucer-shaped or disk-shaped

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  • Flying saucer — is the name given to a type of unidentified flying object (UFO) with a disc or saucer shaped body, usually described as silver or metallic, occasionally reported as covered with running lights or surrounded with a glowing light, hovering or… …   Wikipedia

  • Flying saucer — Saucer Sau cer, n. [F. sauci[ e]re, from sauce. See {Sauce}.] 1. A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A small dish, commonly deeper than a plate, in which a cup is set at table. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying saucer — ☆ flying saucer n. a UFO, orig. and typically saucer shaped, that is thought to be an alien spacecraft …   English World dictionary

  • flying saucer — flying saucers N COUNT A flying saucer is a round, flat object which some people say they have seen in the sky and which they believe to be a spacecraft from another planet. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • flying saucer — [n] spaceship extraterrestrial vessel, spacecraft, UFO, unidentified flying object; concepts 504,506 …   New thesaurus

  • flying saucer — ► NOUN ▪ a disc shaped flying craft supposedly piloted by aliens …   English terms dictionary

  • flying saucer — n a large round spacecraft from somewhere else in space, that some people believe they have seen in the sky →↑UFO …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flying saucer — noun count a round flat object believed to be a SPACECRAFT from another planet ─ compare UFO …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flying saucer — noun an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins • Syn: ↑unidentified flying object, ↑UFO • Hypernyms: ↑apparition, ↑phantom, ↑phantasm, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying saucer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flying saucer : singular flying saucer plural flying saucers a round flat object believed to be a spacecraft from another planet • See: UFO …   English dictionary

  • flying saucer — noun a) An unidentified flying object; UFO; usually with disc like properties. Some connect the recent spate of flying saucer sightings with a rumored top secret military aviation project. b) In fiction, an alien interplanetary vessel with a disc …   Wiktionary

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