flying saucer

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flying saucer (plural flying saucers)

  1. (informal) An unidentified flying object; UFO; usually with disc-like properties.
    Some connect the recent spate of flying saucer sightings with a rumored top-secret military aviation project.
  2. (science fiction) An alien interplanetary vessel with a disc-like shape and generally metallic appearance.
  3. A form of confectionery, a small spheroidal capsule of rice paper filled with sherbet.