flying saucer

noun
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:
1945–50

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flying saucer
 
n
any disc-shaped flying object alleged to come from outer space

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Example sentences
Tip o' the flying saucer beret to the approximately eight billion people who sent me email about this newsletter article.
On the other hand, they'd probably claim every other galaxy was a flying saucer.
Local officials installed a flying saucer in the town park to make for good photo ops for tourists.
They believe that a flying saucer really did crash, and the government doesn't want the public to know.
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