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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
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for flying saucer

flying saucer

noun
1.
any disc-shaped flying object alleged to come from outer space
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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