flying saucer


Definition of flying saucer 

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

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Behind a wire fence a huge, silver dome, more than a quarter-mile in circumference, rose from the grass like a giant flying saucer. Henrik Knudsen, Smithsonian, "Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia," 26 June 2018 Each playground has a long, fast slide and a large climbing structure that could pass for a flying saucer crossed with a trampoline. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "$10 million playgrounds give downtown SF kids a safe place to frolic," 15 Feb. 2018 Alien Swirling Saucers Brace yourself for out-of-this-world thrills, because the Aliens have powered up their flying saucers! Alien Swirling Saucers immerses guests in the playful world of Andy’s imagination. Shelley Caran, ajc, "Everything you need to know about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios," 29 June 2018 Another new ride is the Alien Swirling Saucers, which turns the cute three-eyed creatures from the movie into the pilots of flying saucers attached to rocket ships that carry park guests. Mekado Murphy, New York Times, "Walk Among Giants — Woody Included — at Disney World's New Toy Story Land," 28 June 2018 San Diego residents also reported seeing flying saucers whizzing through the sky., "July 9, 1947: Summer of flying saucers," 9 July 2018 Now, Karl Malone never seen no flying saucer himself. Fox News, "Rudy Giuliani: Mueller probe should never have taken place," 31 May 2018 The McDonald’s on North Main Street, which looks like a giant stainless-steel flying saucer. Anne Harnagel,, "Searching for Billy the Kid and UFOs in southeastern New Mexico," 18 May 2018 Converting one of his daughter’s bedrooms into a workspace, Mr. Dabney created a prototype of what became Computer Space, in which a player controlled a rocket ship to shoot down a flying saucer. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Ted Dabney, Atari co-founder whose engineering paved the way for Pong, dies at 81," 5 June 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flying saucer

: a flying object that people say they have seen in the sky, that is usually round like a saucer or disc, and that is believed by some people to be a spaceship from another world

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