flying saucer

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  1. any of various disk-shaped objects allegedly seen flying at high speeds and altitudes, often with extreme changes in speed and direction, and thought by some to be manned by intelligent beings from outer space.: Compare UFO, UAP.

Origin of flying saucer

First recorded in 1945–50

Words Nearby flying saucer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use flying saucer in a sentence

  • Well—perhaps we should play it safe while the flying saucer folk are watching us!

    One Out of Ten | J. Anthony Ferlaine
  • Or from one of the lower portholes in a giant flying saucer.

British Dictionary definitions for flying saucer

flying saucer

  1. any disc-shaped flying object alleged to come from outer space

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