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flying saucer

noun
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.
Origin of flying saucer
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • "One flying saucer doesn't make a Martian invasion," Rick reminded him.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • A few years ago there were flying saucer reports by the dozen.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The front page was all about a flying saucer scare in Marin County.

    Know Thy Neighbor Elisabeth R. Lewis
  • The pilot, Captain Eric Studley, who had never seen a flying saucer and hoped never to see one, was afraid now that he had.

  • People who reported seeing things got laughed at, mostly because they call any unidentified flying object a flying saucer.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He hinted it had something to do with the flying saucer reports of twenty some years ago.

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

    One Out of Ten J. Anthony Ferlaine
  • Any flying saucer tries to pick us up, the pilot will catch one of his six legs in it.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The boys tell me your cousin was the one taken by a flying saucer.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Someone rushes in and tells you that Joe Doakes has been carried off by a flying saucer.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for flying saucer

flying saucer

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