Definition of flying saucer in US English:

flying saucer

noun

  • A disk-shaped flying craft supposedly piloted by aliens; a UFO.

    ‘a theory that friendly aliens in a flying saucer had landed in the village’
    • ‘I am just as enthusiastic about flying saucers as I always was, but the problem is that we are in the middle of a long, long, trough.’
    • ‘He also spoke at the conference of the circular logic often used by pseudoscientists, such as UFO enthusiasts who start by assuming what they wish to prove - that flying saucers exist.’
    • ‘They are the archetypal flying saucers - disc-shaped objects with some kind of glow around them.’
    • ‘For some time we have been concerned by the recurring reports on flying saucers.’
    • ‘Ever since so-called flying saucers were first spotted in the 1940s, a variety of people around the world have created fake images that they claimed were authentic.’
    • ‘They reported that alien beings had kidnapped them, taken them aboard their flying saucers, and, in some cases, subjected them to painful medical examinations before setting them free.’
    • ‘His claim is working with extraterrestrial flying saucers at an installation at Papoose Lake, south of Groom Lake, in an area he calls S - 4.’
    • ‘Jennings believes in flying saucers and extra-terrestrials and admits he is disappointed he has never encountered a UFO himself.’
    • ‘On Tuesday, July 8, 1947, Col. Blanchard announces a flying saucer has been captured near Roswell.’
    • ‘For decades, speculation about extraterrestrial life has been boosted by tales of flying saucers and encounters with aliens.’
    • ‘It was all 1950s alien invasion stuff - flying saucers, lurid beam weapons - which was carried through all of the game's presentation.’
    • ‘He wrote and carried the press release to the major news outlets in Roswell on July 8,1947, that a flying saucer had been captured.’
    • ‘And anyway, we generated some prosaic explanations for the UFO sightings; neither of which involved flying saucers or earth lights.’
    • ‘A flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.’
    • ‘If the UFO turned out to be a spy plane, it could bring back memories of stories of flying saucers frequently found during the Cold War period.’
    • ‘Like the Heaven's Gate folks forty years later, Keech and her followers, known as The Seekers or The Brotherhood of the Seven Rays, were waiting to be picked up by flying saucers.’
    • ‘Although UFO buffs may believe the military works on flying saucers there, no aliens are visible.’
    • ‘Carr is a hero in the UFO literature, but his stories of flying saucers and alien creatures were all delusions.’
    • ‘Five years before Roswell, she was seeing close up a flotilla of flying saucers.’
    • ‘Hank, who was piloting their flying saucer, thought for sure that this unfortunate event marked the end of their mission.’

Pronunciation

flying saucer

/ˈˌflaɪɪŋ ˈsɔsər//ˈˌflīiNG ˈsôsər/